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SCAVENGER'S GUIDE TO DROIDS


RODNEY THOMPSON, STERLING HERSHEY, PATRICK STUTZMAN, ROBERT WIELAND
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Arneson, and the 3rd Edition Dungeons a Dragons game designed by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Richard Baker, and Peter Adkison.
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CONTENTS
r INTRODUCTION 4- Droid Quirks ............... . . 18 Droid Stations .. ... ..... . ... 63 HKB-3 Hunter-killer Droid ... . 110
Feats. . ....... • . .... .. ... .22 Adjudicating Droid KMl Mining Droid . .... . ... . . 112
Using This Book .... . .... . .. ... 6
Droid Talents .. .... . . . ... . ... 26 Modifications ..... •...... 65 M38 Explorer Dro id. .... . .. .. 114
New Talents for Droid MEV-Series Medical
CHAmRI: DROID
Prestige Classes . .. .... . ... 28 CHAPlERIV: DROID Evacuation Droid .. .. .. . .. 116
HEROES. a
r Adjudicating Droids .... ... .. .. 29 r CODEX . . . . • . 66 MK-Series Maintenance Droid. 118
Creating Droid Heroes ......... 10 Model 88-Series
80 Smelter Droid .. .. ..... ... . 68
Option 1: Playing a CHAPlERII: DROI D Administration Droid ...... 120
A9G-Series Archive Droid . ... .. 70
Custom Droid . .... . ... .. 10 AL.L.IES 32 PG-5 Gunnery Droid ...... . .. 122
AD-Series Weapons
Option 2: Playing a Sta ndard PLNK-Series Power Droid . ... .124
Alternative Pricing System .. .. .34 Maintenance Droid ........ 72
Droid Model. . 10 RO-D-Series Droid ... . . . .. . .. 126
Droids as Equipment . . ..... . .. 35 Annihilator Droid ....... . . . ... 74
Option 3: Using a Stock R8-Series Astromech Droid . .. 128
Using the Protocol Format ... 35 BLX Labor Droid ..... . ........ 76
Droid Chassis .. . .. ...... 10 RWW-Series Protocol Droid . .. 130
Droid Allies ... ... .. .... .. .. . .42 Colicoid Infiltrator-Series
Astromech Droid RX-Series Pilot Droid .. .... . .. 132 ~

Droid Enemies ... . ......•... .42 Droid .......... ... ... . .. . 78


Chassis Traits .... . .•.... 11 S19 Astromech Droid . . ... .. .134 ...
Anti-Droid Opinion ... . ..•. . . .43 CZ-Series Secretary Droid ... .. 80
Battle Droid SD-9-Series Droid ........... 136
Pro- Droid Opinion ... . ...... . .44 DP-2 Probe Droid ............. 82
Chassis Traits ... ...... .. 11 SD-X-Series Stealth n
Droids as Property ........ .. . .44 Droideka Mark II ...... •.. . ... 84 0
Labor Droid Chassis Traits .... 11 Battle Droid . . .1 38
Droid Controversies ... .. . . .. . .45 DT-16 "Destructor" z
Mechanic Droid Service Droid . . . . . .140 -t
Droid Organizations .. .... .. .. 46 Battle Droid ............. . 86 l'l
Chassis Traits ...... . .... 12 Shadow Droid. . . . . . ... 142 Z
Legends of the Droids .. ... .. . .47 Duelist Elite Training Droid ..... 88 -t
Medical Dro id T4 Turret Droi d . .... .. ... . .. 144 !Jl
Droids Wit hout Bodies . ... ... .49 E522 Assassin Droid . . .... . ... 90
Chassis Traits ..... . ..... 12 TC-SC Infi ltration Droid ... . .. 146
Probe Droid Chassis Tra its . .. . 12
Droid Bra ins ............... 49
Persona l Droids ......... .. .49
EI-9 Network Security Droid . .. 92
EV-Series Supervisor Droid . .... 94
TT-8L Gatekeeper Droid ... ..148 ( J
Protocol Droid V2-Series Commando Droid ... 150
FLTCH-Series Battle Droid .. .. 96 lID
ChassisTraits . ..... .. ... 13 If CHAPlERIII: DROIO G2 Repair Droid . . . . . . . .98
V6-Series Pilot Droid .. . ... . .. 152 @
Service Droid
Chassis Traits . . .. . .... .. 13
II EQUIPMENT .50 GD16-Series Pilot Droid .. . ... 100
X-1 Viper Droid . ............ 154
XLT-014 Labor Droid ........ 156
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GX1-Series Battle Droid .. .. .. 102 [iiJ
Droid Manufacturers ....... ... 14 Locomotion ... . . . ... . ...... . 52 YVH-Series Battle Droid ...... 158
GY-I lnformation ~
Mechis III ... .. ..... . . ... .. 14 Appendages ..... •......... . . 52 @
Analysis Droid . .......... 104
Telti .. ... . . ............. . . 15 Processors .. .. .. .... .. .• . .. .53 [iiJ
H-1ME Battle Mechanic Droid. l06 2!.l0
Major Droid Manufacturers .. 15 Accessories . .. ... .. .. ..•.... 54
HK-77 Assassin Droid .. ... ... 108 (ij)
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. . Klikk is a Jawa trader: a scavenger and a junk trader from Tatooine.
USINO THIS BOOK Most of his experiences with droids involve their technical side, and his
The contents of this book are intended to help both players and Gamemasters
discussions are about equipment, making repairs, and rebuilding droids.
create new and improved droids. Players will find expanded rules on creating
droid heroes, while Gamemasters will find new information detailing the
9 Raalo is a Toydarian junk dealer who, despite being highly adept at
making repairs and modifications to droids, is more interested in the
creat ion of droid GM characters and droid enemies to challenge the heroes
business side of his operation and seeks to make as much profit as
wherever they might go in the galaxy.
possible. His discussions focus on buying and selling droids, obtaining
Chapter One is devoted to droid heroes. Players who want to create droid
droids (both legal and illegal) through the Black Market, and relating
characte rs to play will find new rules on creating a fully detailed droid with
details about droids that he has peddled or purchased in the past.
which to adventure alongside organic characters. This chapter presents new
talents and feats to help make your droid character unique. Also, informa-
e Mavven is a Besalisk arms dealer who travels the galaxy. His business
connections bring him information and firsthand experience with 4th-
tion about those companies that manufacture the various types of droids
degree droids, and many people consider him the leading expert in
can be found here, along with what a particular brand name brings to the
combat droids. His discussions revolve around droids in combat, espe-
droid that bears its name. Also included are several stock models that can
cially their involvement in battles and martial applications such as work
be used as springboards to help players quickly put together droid heroes
in the military, in mercenary organizations, and in security. .
and jump into the adventure.
. . EV-6T6 is an EV-Series supervisor droid. Her position, in which she
Chapter Two looks at droids from the other side of the gaming table.
deals with droids as an authority figure, is most often held by an organic
Drold Gamemaster characters are the subject of this chapter, in which the
being, and it gives her a unique perspective. Her discussions primarily
Gamemaster will find more information involving new game mechanics
focus on droid-to-droid interactions and on methods of dealing with
behind the portrayal of droids in the galaxy, including an analysis of what
different droid personalities.
role droids play in the Star Wars universe as well as in the roleplaying game.
Discussions about how droids should work with and beside organic characters
and how they should behave toward those around them can be found here
as well as tips on how to make a droid more than just a piece of hardware.'
Chapter Three delves into new equipment that can be used by droids or
those who work with them. New weapons and equipment that droids can use
or ha ve installed into their chassis are found here, as well as new weapons
and equipment that nondroids might opt to use on or against them. New
starsh ip and vehicle equipment and systems relating to droids can be found
here as well.
Chapter Four is the Droid Codex, in which many new droids are detailed.
The contents of this codex, however, are different from other statistics block
entries. Along with the standard statistics block and description, each entry
includes a section that describes how the particular droid can be used as
equipment by a player character, a sidebar detailing ways to build a droid
PC modeled after it, and suggestions about how the droid could be altered
to perform functions not normally allowed by its original programming.
Throughou t the droid codex, you will also find sidebars that present A DWARF SPIDER OROID ON KASHVVYK

adventure hooks relating to the various droids. Each of these sidebars is


presented from the point of view of a particular individual:
The beings that deal in used droids and that run the junk shops and droid
A SCAVENGER'S BOOK parts stores are the ones that scavenge the abandoned technology of any
One question that might be crossing your mind as you read this is "Why
world, searching through the scraps for any usable parts. Jun k dealers will
is this a scavenger's book?" With al l of the corporations, technicians, and
have parts from hundreds, perhaps thousands, of different droid models. But
other cit izens of the galaxy that work with droids on a daily basis, why are
the way in which they se ll tho se parts can vary as much as any other business
we focusing on scavengers? Although they might not be the most glamor-
in the galaxy. Some dealers keep their wares all throw n together in huge
ous denizens of the Star Wars galaxy, scavengers of droids and their parts
plies behind their shops and all ow patrons to rummage through t he piles to
and accessories are probably the most numerous of the organic creatures
find what they need. Other dealers might sort through the piles themselves
that deal with these mechanical beings. From the group of Jawas living in
to f ind what the customer needs (and to charge an extra finder's fee on top
their sa ndcrawler roaming the deserts of Tatooine to the highest-paid droid
of the asking price for the pa rt). Th e dea ler might choose to se ll a part as-is,
technic ian em ployed by the wea lthy residents of Coruscant, those that
letting the customer take his or her chances on the part' s condit ion , or the
repair, upgrade, or perform any kind of maintenance on droids generally look
dealer could offer to refurbish it for an additio nal fee.
to scavengers of one kind or another in order to find the best deals on the
In every segment of the Star Wars universe, droids affect the li ves of
hardware they need to complete their tasks and to keep the droids under
organic beings in some way. Whether droids cook, clea n, and serve organic
their ca re operating in good condition.
li fefo rm s, help improve in te ractions between different species, or help keep
As seen in Episode IV, the Jawas that abducted R2-D2 and C-3PO comb
the sta rships that allow interstellar travel and commerce active, their pres-
the deserts to locate any piece of technology they can grab, refurbish , and
ence IS extremel y va luabl e to t he galactic way of life. And the scave ngers are z.;
se ll to the people living in the desert cities and other, more remote loca- II
the ones that keep the droids running, sil ently helping maintain that way of
tions. This is th eir way of life and the way they earn a living . With the large o
life for everyone throughout the ga laxy. Without the scavengers that provide o
number of droids stored in their sandcrawlers' cargo holds, the Jawas have a c
their services to repa ir the droids, even the mightiest governments would n
myriad of parts to use to repair any droids they deem salvageable for resale. .;
grind to a halt and the galactic community as a whole wou ld suffer. Without
Fortunately for our droid heroes, the Jawas saw how well maintained they
droids, the Star Wars universe that we know could not exist.
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were and did not use them for parts, figuring to make a lot of credits from
selli ng two droids in such excellent condition .
Captains of space transports know the value of maintaining droids. Those
who struggl e to make ends meet and scrape together every credit they can
just to ea t and put fuel in their ships know that any droid they purchase is
a signi fica nt investment. Keeping that investment in working condition is a
minor expense for a long-term payout. With droids to keep the ship operating
smoothly, a starship captain has more time to devote to keeping the ship
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running and to finding the contracts that put food on the table and fuel in ME
the tanks. Captains who are short on cred its often find that scavengers are
the best solution to their droid maintenance needs.
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The tec hnician wo rking for a wealthy benefactor, corporation, or govern- YWAL..K
ment might have more resources avai lable to obtain better parts, but will
usua ll y do everyth ing possible to keep expenses under budget. Corporations
and governments have budgets that their technicians are expected to follow,
and rich sponsors do not like to see their invested funds squandered. Scaveng-
ing parts and accesso ries from other droids, or dealing with the scavengers
that locate t he part s, helps cut costs and keeps superiors happy.
TABLE 1-1: STOCK
CREATING
OROID CHASSIS
DROID ...... EROES
Degree Typical Chassis
The Saga Edition core rulebook presents two methods for creating a droid
hero-playing a custom droid and playing a standard droid model. This chapter 1st Medical droid
clarifies elements of the droid creation process and introduces a third option, 2nd Astromech droid, mechanic droid
using a stock droid chass is. Players can use any of the three methods to 3rd Protocol droid, service droid
create their heroes. Each method provides options and trade - offs in levels
4th Battle droid, probe droid
of customization and character creation t ime.
5th Labor droid
OPTION 1: PLAYING A
CUSTOM O R OID
This option, creating a new droid model completely from scratch, gives a be altered without Gamemaster approval. This book features several droid
player the greatest freedom (see page 186 of the Saga Edition core rulebook) . models that are suitable for use as player characters. Each has a sidebar
This method also takes the longest, because each element of the droid must describing how to create the droid using a stock chassis.
be created or se lected, and its systems and accessories must be purchased
individually. To create a droid hero using a stock droid chassis, follow these steps:
o Select the chassis. Apply abi lity modifiers, size, speed, droid traits,
1 OP T ION Z: PLAYING A languages, and other modifiers as you wou ld when applying a species to
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1J STANDARD OROID MODEL a character.
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tistics blocks already created for exi sting droids (see page 187 of the Saga generic droid without a specific model in mind, leave the systems as they
Edition core rulebook). Most of these models already have more than one are and proceed to the next step. If you are creating a droid of a specific
level in a class, usually the nonheroic class. The character cannot enjoy the model, compare this list to systems listed in the desired droid's statistics
full benefit of a heroic class, since droids starting with a nonheroic class gain block. If they are close enough for your purposes, proceed to the next step.
fewer feats, trained skills, and hit points at first level. However, in exchange, An unwanted system can be swapped for another system within 10% of the
players benefit from starting above first level, and this is a fast method of unwanted system's cost without spending any credits. However, if upgraded
droid creation . When a player uses this method of creating a droid character, or additional systems are required, they must be purchased with the droid's
the total cost of a standard droid model plus any player-added accessories starting credits (see below).
and possession s cannot exceed 5,000 credits. Starting Credits: Your droid's class determines how many starting credits
you have. You can spend your starting credits on droid systems as wel l as
OPTION 3: USING A on normal weapons and equipment. Bonus equipment is considered part
STOCK OROID CHASSIS of the droid's starting equipment; you are not required to spend credits on
Players can se lect a stock droid chassis when creat ing a droid hero. This bonus equipment.
streamlined method of droid creation treats each chassis as a species. Each
chassis represents the basis for creating a type of droid rather than a specific
model, so a player can quickly generate a new model of droid, or emulate an
existing model wh il e building a character entirely with heroic levels. Stock MTHANK THE
droid chassis can also be used to create specific models of droids, since the
chass is share features of the specific droid models of that class of droid. MAKERI"
However, the customization required to make the stock chassis match up with
a specific droid model in question might make other methods more appeal-
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ing. In some cases, an existing model might not be exactly replicated, but
the differences can be attributed to variances in production or aftermarket
customizations to the standard model. The size and speed of a chassi s cannot
A BATTLE OR OIO

ASTROMECH OROIO
CHASSIS TRAITS
All astromech droids ha ve the following chassis traits:
Ability Modifiers: +2 Intellig ence , -2 Charisma. Astromech droids'
intel ligence and adap tability enable them to properl y re pai r and maintain
machinery. Like other droids, astromech droids have no Constitution score.
Size: The vast majority of astromech droids are of Small size, giving
them a +1 size bonus to the ir Reflex Defense and a +5 size bonus to Stea lth
checks. However, their liftin g and carrying limits are three-quarters of those
of Medium crea tu res.
Speed: Astro mech droids have a base speed of 6 squares and use wheeled
locomotion. Astromech droids also have a walk ing speed of 4 squares.
Droid Traits: Astromech droids are second-deg ree droids and have all
droid immunities and typ ica l droid traits (see pages 187-188 of the Saga
Edition core rulebook).
Bonus Equipment: Astromech droids are constr ucted with the fol low ing
droid syste ms installed in each: wheeled locomotio n, walking loco motion,
magnetic feet , heuristic processor, 6 too l appendages, 1 claw appendage, o
astrogation buffer (5 memory units). diagnostics package, and internal I
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Bonus Feats: At 1st level, a battle droid can select one Armor Proficiency 1)
storage (2 kg).
feat and one Weapon Proficiency feat for which it meets the prerequisites. -I
Hardwired Design (Mechanics): All astromech droids are trained in the l'J 1
Automatic Languages: Basic and Binary.
Mechanics skil l. This is a bonus trained skil l.
Conditional Bonus Feat: An astromech droid with Mechanics or Use
LABOR OROIO CHASSIS TRAITS
Computer as a trained skil l can select Skill Focu s (Mechanics) or Skill Focu s
Al l labor droids have the fo ll owing chassis traits:
(Use Computer) as a bonus feat.
Ability Modifiers: +2 Strength, -2 Inte ll igence . Labor droids are built
Automatic Languages: Basic (understand only) and Binary.
for strength and durability. Like other droids, labor droids have no Constitu-
tion score.
BATTL..E OROIO
Size: Sta nd ard labo r droids are of Medium size , gaining no bonuses or
CHASSIS TRAITS
pena lties for their size.
All battle droids have the following chassis traits :
Speed : Labor droids have a base spee d of 6 squa res and use wa lking
Ability Modifiers: +2 Dexterity, - 2 Inte lligence. Battle droids are
locomotion.
designed for combat, incorporating syste ms to improve their dexterity. Like
Droid Traits: Labor droids are f ifth-degree droids and have all droid
other droids, battle droids have no Constitution score.
immunities and typical dro id traits (see pages 187-188 of the Saga Edition
Size : Battle droids are typically of Medium size, gaining no bonuses or
core rulebook).
penalties for the ir size. .
Bonus Equipment: Labor droids are constructed with the following droid
Speed: Battle droids have a base speed of 6 squares and use walking
systems installe d in each: walking locomotion, durasteel shell (+4 armor)'
locomotion.
basic processor, 2 claw appendages, and vocabulator.
Droid Traits: Battle droids are fourth - degree droids and have all droid
Heavy Lifting: Labor droids excel at manual labor. Th ey can reroll any
immunities an d typical droid t raits (see page s 187- 188 of the Saga Edition
Strength check or Strength-based ski ll check and keep eith er result.
core rulebook).
Automatic Languages: Basic and Binary.
Bonus Equipment: Battle droids are constructed with the following droid
systems installed in each : walk in g locomotion, plasteel shell (+2 armor)'
basic processor, internal com link , locked access, 2 hand appendages, and
vocabulato r.
AN AS TRCJ MECH DRCJID AND A MECHANIC DRCJID

MEDICAL OROIO
CHASSIS TRAITS
All medical droids have the fol lowing chass is traits:
Ability Modifie rs: +2 Intelligence, -2 Strength. Medical droid s are li fe-
savi ng medical and medicinal experts. Like othe r droids, medical droids have
no Constitution score.
Size: Medical droids are of Medium size, gai ning no bonuses or penalties
for their size.
Speed: Medical droids have a base speed of 6 square s and use wa lkin g
locomotion.
Droid Traits: Med ica l droids are first-degree droids and have all droid
immunities and typical droid traits (see pa ges 187-1 88 of the Saga Edition
core rulebook).
Bonus Equipment: Medica l droids are constructed with the fol lowing
droid systems in stal led in each: wa lking locomot ion, heuri stic processor,
2 hand appendages, 1 tool appe ndage, vocabulato r, and improved se nso r '
package.
Hardwired Design (Treat Injury) : All medical droid s are trained in the
Treat Injury ski ll. This is a bonus trained sk ill.
Conditional Bonus Feat: A medical droid with Treat Injury or Knowledge
(life sciences) as a trained ski ll ca n select Ski ll Focus (Treat Injury) or Ski ll
Focus (Knowledge [life scie nces]) as a bonus feat, A medical dro id ca n take
only one of these bonus feat s.
Automatic Languag es: Basic and Binary.

PROBE OROIO CHASSIS TRAITS


MECHANIC OROIO
All probe droids have the follow ing chassis traits :
CHASSIS TRAITS
Ability Modifiers : +2 Wisdom, -2 Chari sma. Probe droids are des igned
All me chanic droids ha ve the fo ll owing chass is tra its:
for scout ing, reconnaissance, and light secur ity duties. Like other droid s,
Ability Modifi ers: +2 Intelligence, -2 Charisma. Mechanic droids are
probe droids have no Constitution score.
techn ical specia list s, adept at repairing machinery, vehicles, and complex
Size: Probe droids are typically of Medium size, gain ing no bonuses or
devices. Like other droids, mechanic droids have no Constitution sco re.
penalties for their size.
Size : Mechanic droid s are of Medium size, gain ing no bonuses or penal-
Speed : Probe droids have a base speed of 6 squares and use hovering
ties for their size.
locomotion.
Speed : Mechanic droids have a base speed of 6 squares and use wa lking,
Droid Traits : Probe droids are fourth-degree droids and have all droid
tracked, or wheeled locomotion.
immunities and typical droid traits (see pages 187-188 of the Saga Edition
Droid Tr aits: Mechanic droids are second-degree droids and have all
core rulebook).
droid immuni ties and typical droid traits (see pages 187- 188 of the Saga
Bonus Equipment: Probe droids are designed for survei ll ance and are
Edition core rulebook).
constructed with the following droid systems installed in each : hovering
Bonus Equipment: Mechanic droid s are constructed with the fo ll ow in g
locomotion, heuristic proce ssor, internal co mlink, lo cked access, 1 hand
droid syste ms in sta ll ed in each: wa lking locomotion (or tracked or wheeled
ap pendage, 1 tool appendage, improved sensor package, and darkvi sion .
locomotion). basic proce ssor, 2 hand appendages, 4 tool appendages, diag-
Hardwired Design (Perception): All probe droids are trained in the
nostics package, internal storage (2 kg). and a vocabu lator.
Perception skill. This is a bonus trained sk ill.
Hardwired Design (Mechanics): All mechan ic droids are trained in the
Conditional Bonus Feat: Probe droids rely equa ll y on stea lth and obse r-
Mechanics sk il l. Thi s is considered a bonus trained skill.
vation for success. A probe droid w ith Stea lth or Percept ion as a trained skill
Mechanically Minded: As droids experienced in maintenance and repair,
can select Skill Fo cus (Stealth) or Ski ll Focu s (Perception) as a bonus f eat. A
mechanic droids can reroll any Mechanics check .
probe droid can take on ly one of these bonus feats.
Automatic Languages : Basic and Binary.
Automatic Languages : Ba sic (understand on ly) and Binary.
A SUPER BATTLE OROIO AND
A Z-IB MEDICAL OROIO

SERVICE DROID
CHASSIS TRAITS
All service droid s have the following chassis traits:
Ability Modifiers: +2 Charisma, -2 Strength. Service droids are adept
at recognizing the needs of their owners and adapting to them . Like other
droids, service droids have no Constitution score.
Size: Service droids are of Medium size, gaining no bonuses or penalties
for thei r size.
Speed: Service droids have a base speed of 6 squares and use walking
locomotion .
Droid Traits: Service droids are third-degree droids and have all droid
immuni ties and typical droid traits (see pages 187- 188 of the Saga Edition
core rul ebook).
Bonus Equipment: Service droid s are constructed with the following
droid systems installed in each: walking locomotion, basic processor, 2 hand
appendages, 1 tool mount, and vocabulator.
Bonus Feat : To enhance it s service rol e, a service droid can select Skill
Training (Perception), Skill Training (Knowledge [bureaucracy]), or Skill Train- n
ing (Knowledge [g alact ic lore]) as a bonus feat. A service droid can take only I
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PROTOCOL DROID
CHASSIS TRAITS
All protocol droids have the following chassis traits:
Ability Modifiers: +2 Wisdom, +2 Charisma, -2 Dexterity. Protocol droids
are programmed in the arts of etiquette, protocol, and translation services.
Like other droids, protocol droids have no Constitution score.
Size: Protocol droids are of Medium size, gaining no bonuses or penal -
ties for their size.
Speed: Protocol droids have a base speed of 6 squares and use wa lkin g
locomotion.
Droid Traits: Protocol droids are third-degree droids and have all droid
immunities and typical droid traits (see pages 187- 188 of the Saga Edition
core rulebook).
Bonus Equipment: Protocol droids are constructed with the fo ll owing
droid systems installed in each: walking locomotion, basic processor, 2 hand
appe ndages, vocabulator, and translator unit (DC 10).
Hardwired Design (Persuasion): All protocol droids are trained in the
Persuasion skill. This is considered a bonus trained skill.
Bonus Feat: To supplement its translation and etiquette duties, a proto-
col droid can select Sk ill Training (Knowledge [bureaucracy]), Skill Training
(Knowledge [galactic lore]), or Skill Training (Knowledge [social sciences]) as
a bonus feat. A protocol droid can take only one these bonus feats .
Automatic Languages: Basic and Binary. AN RA-7 SERIES PROTOCOL OROIO AND AN ASP LABOR OROIO
era, Czerka Corporation, Duwani Mechanical Products, and Aratech Repul-
DROID sor Company dominated the droid markets of th eir day; other we ll -known
MANUFACTURERS manufacturers, such as MerenData and Serv-O-Droid, we re also becoming
Millions of manufacturin g companies produce droids. Mo st are small com- competitive.
pan ies that cater to local regions, manufacture speciali zed units, or focus Although manufacturing plants can be found on both major and lesser
on highly customized models. The major interste ll ar manufacturers dominate wo rld s, a significant percentage of droids come from either Mechis III or
specific markets, alt hough those markets shift as the demand s of the galactic Te lti. Th ese two worlds specia lize in droid production to such an extent that
government and mega corpo ratio ns change. their su rfaces are essentia ll y covered by automated precision-manufacturing
Throughout the Clone Wars and the Rebellion era, Cybot Galactica plants. The major manufacturers use these fabrication facilities extensively.
and Ind ustria l Automaton are the dominant manufacturers, with Arakyd Most of the droids built in these facilities are sh ipp ed by bulk freighter, but
Industries, Genetech Labo ratori es, MerenData, Serv-O-Droid, and Veri l Line light freighter jockeys make a decent li ving running small orders to isolated
Systems as major players in t heir re spective markets. During the Clone Wars, regions of the galaxy.
most Separatist battle droids are man ufactured by Bakto id Armor Workshop
forces, wit h other units coming fr om the Techno Union, Co lico id , and the MECHIS III
Commerce Guild. However, droid manufacturing has ex isted for thousands Region : Inn er Rim
of years . In the time of the Old Republic, 4,000 years before t he Rebellion Climate: Arid (i ndustrial)
Gravity: Standard
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SCAVENGER'S SECRET:
SPEAKING BINARV o
You know, a lot of first-time astromech buyers, they're always worrying
about communicating with their new purchase. It's no big deal. You want
Moons: 0
Length of Day: 20 sta nd ard hours
Length of Year: 298 local days
Sapient Species : 99 % droids and automata, 1% Hum ans and
other species
Government: Corporate
a sophisticated conversation? Buy a protocol droid. You need a detailed
Capital: Mechis City
report? Plug that astromech into just about anything with a view screen
Major Exports: Droids, technology
and just read what it has to say. Computer, data pad, you know, whatever's
Major Imports: Indust rial raw materia ls, foodst uffs
handy. I've even seen one use its holographic projector to display text.
Mind you, you might not like what you hear! Most astromechs aren't
Knowledge (Galactic Lore)
exactly diplomatic, and many don't know what it means to be polite.
DC RESULT
But hang around enough droids, and you'll pick up on what those
10 Mechis III is one of the primary droid manufacturing worlds in
whistles and chirps mean. Of course, you'll have to carry half the con-
the galaxy.
versation yourself-you know, asking questions, assuming subjects and
15 Th e world is covered by automa t ed droid manufacturing plants.
so on. You'll be best off trying to phrase your questions for yes or no
Few organ ic beings are on the planet, an d th e atmospheric
answers, but after a while, you'll get the gist of what they're saying. Even
conditions are harsh and foul. The Tec hno Union operates
those funny little wobbles and shakes mean something.
the world until it loses control during the Clone Wars.
What will really get you fouled up is when you think you get a droid
20 The galaxy's major droid manufacturers use Mechis III plants.
that understands Basic but it really understands Huttese or some odd-
The huge industrial comp le xes require massive de liverie s of raw
ball tongue the last owner installed . You'll think the thing has blown
materia ls, creating a constant need for shipping to and from
its language circuits. Worse, you might think it's ignoring or flat out
the pl anet. Th e ownership of the planet changes periodically,
contradicting you, when it's really trying to communicate something
but the planet is corporate co ntrolled and run by automata.
vitally important. Even a viewscreen might not help, if it can't display
something you can read. You know, I've even seen a hasty fighter pilot
fly into the middle of combat before realizing his replacement astromech
didn't speak his language. Entertaining, as they say. Of course, he survived
the battle-how else cou ld he have sold the droid to me?
Knowledge (Technology) Knowledge (Galactic Lore)
DC RESULT DC RESULT
10 Droids of all kinds are built on Mechi s III, and competition for 10 The moon Telti is one of the main droid foundries in the galaxy.
contracting the facilities is fierce. 15 The world has no atmosphere and is covere d in automated
15 Arakyd builds many of its droid s on Mechis III and is a domin ant droid manufacturing plants.
influ ence during the rule of the Empire. Add itionally, som e 20 The manufacturing faci li ties are located inside enormous
facil ities are dedicated to produ cing sta rships, vehicles, and domed struct ures th at are linked by tunnels and overl and
other technological good s. transportation co rridors. They are protected by battle droid s
20 Droid designs are produced on other wo rld s, at the va rious and sec uri ty droid s and operated by serv ice droid s and
manufac t urers' headquarters. Most manufacturers re ly on labo r droids.
droid quality-control units to supe rvise the manu fact uring
process ; however, a fe w org anic bein gs are assig ned to Knowledge (Technology)
oversee the facilities. DC RESULT
10 All types of droids are built on Telti, but Cybot Gala ctica
TELTI and Industrial Automaton dominate the production lines. ,-
Region: Inn er Rim Veril Lin e System s is also a major presence.
Climate: Arid (indu strial) 15 Ju st prior to th e Clon e Wars, Baktoid Combat Automata
Gravity: St andard closes down its faciliti es on Telti in response to di sa rmam ent I n
Moons: 0 laws directed at the Trade Federation . I
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20 Major droid manufacturers use Telti faci lities . The pl anet nearly 1)
Length of Day: 22 sta ndard hours
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Length of Year: 309 local da ys run s it se lf, w ith t he exce ptio n of the co nstant need for raw II!
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Sapient Species: 99% droids and auto mata, 1% Humans and material s. Rumors sugge st th at onl y one organic ma ster, -
other spec ies su pported by count less droids, is needed t o oversee th e
Government: Corporate automated factorie s and droid systems. However, most (
Capital: Dome 01 com panie s maintain at least a representative prese nce of
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Major Exports: Droids, technolo gy organic superviso rs on th e world. ?]
Major Imports: Industria l raw material s @
MA..JOR OROID MANUFACTURERS @
Arakyd Industries ~
Bolstered by the rise of the Emp eror and a skillful political strategy, Arakyd (ij)
OROID ?]
MANUFACTURER TRAITS Indu st ri es is the primary producer of the Empire's military droid s. Th e @
A droid reflects its manufacturer in many ways-physical design, reli- co mpany's spec ialties are exp loration droid s and probe droid s, but it also (ij)
ability, signature systems, and even personality traits. Some companies produces co mme rcial units. Arakyd 's market dominance enables it to supp ly @
and model lines become known for these attributes, good and bad. Since the New Republic in later years, de sp ite the company's Imperial dealings. It
all droids are also individuals, the influence of such traits varies greatly also contracts w ith other major fo rces, such as planetary governments and
from unit to unit. A manufacturer's descriptions include typical traits or t he Secto r Ran ge rs. Arakyd utilizes M ec hi s III plants, among oth ers.
attributes that apply to the droids it manufactures. These traits can be Traits: Arakyd units are well known for th eir inten se mi ss ion focu s, occa -
added as a template to any droid manufactured by the company, although sion all y going beyond the expected limits of their programming to achieve a
their usage is optional in game play. mission object ive. When confronted with an action that it would normally not
be abl e to perform du e to its beh av ioral inhibitors, it can attempt (through
twisting logic or reprogramming) to bypa ss th e normal limitation s. On ce
pe r day, an Arakyd droid can make a Persuasion check or a Use Computer
check agai nst a DC equal to its own Will Defense. If the check is successful,
the droid's behavioral inhibitor allows it to take prohibited actions un t il the
forbid den ac ti on is co mpl eted . After com pl etio n, the inhibitor return s to
normal functioning.
Baktoid Combat Automata services or models. However, brave or foolhardy traders risk obtaining highly
Baktoid Combat Automata is part of the extensive Baktoid family of compa- customized droids or batches of new Colicoid models for specific dealers,
nies. In factories scattered across the galaxy, Baktoid builds untold numbers of crime lords, or collectors-for a large fee .
battle droids in the years prior to and during the Clone Wars, supplying droids Traits: Colicoid droids are vicious and difficult to take down . They are
to the Trade Federation and to the Separatists. Baktoid earns a reputation completely fearless and follow orders without question. Once per encounter,
for producing cheap, substandard battle droids thanks to its inferior B1 unit. a Colicoid droid can ignore all negative penalties from its location on the
Other models lack the B1's flaws, but Baktoid's standard designs stil l suffer condition track when making an attack.
from lesser processors and inhibited analytical thinking. After the Separatists'
Cybot Galactica
defeat, the Empire shuts down Baktoid . Most of its factories are dismantled,
Cybot Galactica dominates the nonmilitary droid market, excelling in both
destroyed, nationalized, or taken over by other companies.
design and marketing. Although its prices match its prestige, Cybot Galac-
Traits: Baktoid units suffer from inferior processors and remote data
tica's customer service and repair service span the galaxy. All major and most
links. A character can make a Persuasion check opposed by a Baktoid droid's
lesser Republic and Imperial worlds hold at least one official Cybot sales and
Perception skill to attempt to temporarily confuse it wit h contradictory data
service center. Cybot is a major player in the Corporate Sector and wields
or bra sh, seemingly illogical action . If the check is successful, the droid can
considerable political influence in the Core Worlds as well. Cybot utilizes
take no action for one round as it tries to f ind an appropriate response. If the
Telti facilities as wel l as those on the planet Affa for its protocol division.
Persuasi on check is unsuccessful, the droid recognizes the ruse and proclaims
Traits: Cybot systems are so commonplace that nondroid heroes with Skill
it loudly while taking an immediate sw ift action as a reactio n.
Fo cus (Mech anics) can modify or repair Cybot droids in half the time that
Balmorran Arms would be required for a normal droid (see page 197 of the Saga Edition core
Ba lmorran Arms is be st known for providing walkers and other combat rulebook). This does not stack with any other ability that saves modifica-
vehicles to the military forces of the Galactic Empire. However, it also has tion or repair time. A droid does not gain this benefit when modifying itself.
an effective combat droid division that is active throughout the years of
Czerka Corporation
the Galactic Empire's rule . Balmorran also produces civilian droid models,
Originally operating as Czerka Mining and Indu strial in t he time of the Old
primarily for use as security units. Some of these units are highly specialized
Republ ic, Czerka Corporation has produced droids and innumerable other
and find success in the years of the Clone Wars, because people throughout
products for thousands of years. During the Old Republic, Czerka Corpora-
the galaxy feel threatened by the war and the associated increase in deep-
tion is an ea rly major player in both the combat-droid and service-droid
space piracy. The co mpany's SD-model battle droids are a cornersto ne of
markets. By the rise of the Empire, Czerka still produces sophisticated droids
the military forces of the reborn Emperor years after t he Battle of Endor.
and com pu t er syste ms, but no longer dominates that market because of its
However, Balmorran Arms is tied directly to the Balmorran government and,
sh ift to arms manufacturing.
therefore, is embroiled in the planet's political gamesmanship. The co mpany
Traits: Czerka droid designs are exceptionally personable, no matter their
ultimately supplies both the resurgent Empire and the Ne w Republic at vari-
degree or designed purpose. Even the feared HK assassin droids have a certain
ous times during the reborn Emperor's resurgence.
frightening charm. A Czerka droid can use its Intelligence or Wisdom modifier
Traits: Balmorran droid models undergo constant revision and upgrades,
instead of its Charisma modifier to determine its Persuasion skill modifier.
so one year's model is rarely the sa me as the previous year's. When creati ng
or purchasing a new Balmorran Arms droid, increase one ab ility score by 1. Duwani Mechanical Products
Operating 4,000 years before the rise of the Empire, Duwani Mechanical
Colicoid Creation Nest
Products is among the more successful droid manufacturers of the Old
The Colicoid Creation Nest manufactures all the Colicoids' high-technology
Republic. Duwani products span the range of the droid market, including
products, such as droids, vehicles, weapons, and equipment. As might be
service droids and early battle droids. Duwani's droids are durable and
expected from the products of such a vicious and violent species, Colicoid
rugged-looking. Although elegant models exist, Duwani's design style is
battle droids are among the galaxy's toughest and most ruthless automatons.
utilitarian and minima list. Duwani battle droids fight for the Old Republic,
During the Clone Wars, the Colicoids supply droidekas, tri-fighters, and buzz
and its serv ice and protocol droids are commonly found at Republic and
droids to the Separatist forces, while retaining even more powerful models
commercial facilities around the galaxy. The reliability of its units and its
for defense of their homeworld. The end of the Clone Wars shuts down
su perior customer service make Duwani a major competitor of Cze rka Cor-
the Colicoids' droid export business, but the nest continues to build the
poration in the droid market.
planet's other high-technology goods. Since most being s stay as far from
the Colicoids' violent homeworld as possible, few actively seek out their
THE OROIO FACTORY ON OEONOS'S

Traits: Once per encounter, when it has half or fewer of its maximum hit
points, as a reaction, a Duwani droid can either gain 5 bonus hit points or
add 5 to its damage threshold for one round .

Holowan Mechanica ls
Holowan Mechanicals is best known for developing the IG-Series droids. The
IG-Series designs are obtained through the acquisition of assets from Phlut
Design Systems by the InterGalactic Banking Clan . During the Clone Wars,
the IG-lOO MagnaGuards serve prominently as General Grievous's personal
bodyguards. However, when developing the IG assassination droid series,
Holowan technicians seriously underestimate the letha lity of their design,
eventual ly losing the entire team to the escaped prototypes, setting back
Holowan as a competit ive droid producer for years to come.
Traits: Ho lowan units are designed for lethality. Once per encounter, a
Holowan droid can add 1 die of damage to an attack.

Imperial Department of M ilitary Research


Although not a manufacturer of droids, the Imperial Department of Military
Research advances droid design in unusua l directions. Rebel leaders learn
over the course of the Galactic Civil War that the department is responsible
for dark and cunning droid designs, such as interrogation droids and the Dark
Trooper project. When a particularly dangerous design is discovered, Rebel the New Republic initially impossible and undesirable. However, as Imperial
agents are dispatched to hinder its development or to destroy the facilities influence shrink s, so does MerenData's opposition to doing business with the
required to build the un its. New Republic-aided by the ousting of company officials tied to the Empire.
Traits: Imperial droids vary greatly in mission and specifications. However, MerenData is al so a major contributor to the Corporate Sector.
their prototypes are constructed with built-in tracking devices and recording Traits: MerenData droids are known for their intim idating personalities.
equ ipment to document the droid's performance . The droids transmit the When making a Persuasion check to intimidate, a MerenData droid adds its
data upon command to a central reporting station or, when in the field, to Wi sdom bonu s to the skill check. When attempting to intimidate another
the nearest Imperial installation. droid, it add s its Wi sdom bonu s and it s Chari sma bonus to the check.

Industrial Automaton Roche


The hugely successful R-Series astromech droids make Industrial Automaton Roche is the popular nickname for the Verpine droid manufacturer Roche
one of the galaxy's more successful droid manufacturers . Industrial Automa - Hive Mechanical Apparatus Design and Construction Activity for Those Who
ton competes with Cybot Galactica in price, product, and service, and its Need the Hive's Machines. Like their creators, Roche droids are insectoid,
sales and maintenance facilities can be found on any civilized planet with a causing poor sale s of early models, even to other insectoid species. How-
sufficiently advanced tech level or a major starport. lA's major production ever, the Verpine s' love of technology drives them to refine the line, so their
lines are on Telti, but it also employs factories throughout the galaxy. line of droids slowly expands into the galactic market. Limited distribution
Traits: Industrial Automaton astromechs can be found in most starports, makes new units diffi cult to obtain, requiring making a trip to the Roche
and technicians are used to working with IA units. When assisting on a Mechan - System or locating an Ithorian herdship with an authorized dealer. Used
ics check, an Industrial Automaton droid trained in Mechanics can add its units-especially worker drones and other early models-can be purchased
Intelligence bonus (minimum + 1) to the normal +2 bonus. at a highly di scounted rate from used droid and junk dealers throughout the
backwaters of t he galaxy.
MerenData
Traits: Roche units are precisely constructed with easily modified
Another droid manufacturer to benefit from the rise of the Empire, Meren-
appendages and accessories. When modifying an appendage, an accessory,
Data supplies security, espionage, and interrogation droids to the Imperial
a tool, a weapon, or an instrument mounted on an appendage, apply a +5
military and government agencies. MerenData also produce s commercial
circumstanc e bonu s to the Mechanics check (see page 197 of the Saga Edition
units, competing with Cybot Galactica. Although it is not a dominant player,
core rul ebook) . Thi s bonu s does not apply to droids modifying them selve s.
MerenData's reliable designs and the company's centurie s- long history make
it a worthy competitor. MerenData's support of the Empire makes sale s to
OROID BUIl_DERS
So, you want to know about droid manufacturers? Well,l can tell
you a few things. First, people have their sentimental favorites.
However, as a buyer, it pays to know that Cybot's standard parts are
o Traits: Tendrando Arm s droids are efficient securi t y and comba t droid s.
Their YVH droid design (see page 158) angers the Yuuzhan Vong at a primi-
t ive level. Tendrando Arm s dro id s use thi s antagon ism to their advantage. A
Tend rando Arms droid ga in s a +2 ci rcumsta nce bonu s to its Reflex Defen se
plentiful and inexpensive, while Veriline's droids can take a pounding. and Will Defense again st Yuuzhan Vong.
The manufacturer is important, but most people buy their droids used, so
Veril Line Systems
I think it's more important to know the droid's recent repair history and
Veril Line Systems, often called Veri line for short, ·excels at indu st rial droid
if it's been rebuilt with nonstandard parts. You want galactic servicing
de sign. Its units are pl ain but reliable and durable, and its signature power
and support? Better buy from the big guys. You want modifications?
droid s ca n be found in most starpo rt s. Veriline units feature highly efficient
The authorized shops won't add on unauthorized parts, no matter how
proce ss ing system s. The droids hav e only enough proce ss ing and analytical
useful. Find your local droid shop-preferably one that specializes in your
ability to fulfill their simple and monotonous j obs. When dealing w ith ta sks
kind of droid. Believe me, you don't want someone learning on your job.
or situa t ions beyond their programming, Veriline's cheaper units are simpli s-
They might swear that all droids are the same, but they're not. And you
tic at be st, and downright stupi d at worst. Units that req uire sophisticated
don't need your battle droid to suddenly worry about proper etiquette
programming receive exactly w hat they need to be successfu l, but no more.
mid-battle. Always remember, the biggest and best known companies
Veriline is headquartered on Coruscant and ut il izes Telti droid plants as well
build decent and highly resilient machines, but the best built come from
as ass embly lines of its own on or near major industria l wo rld s.
custom droid shops.
Traits: Veri l Lin e Sy stem s dro ids are hi gh ly resilient. Onc e per day, a
Veril ine droi d can make a DC 20 Enduran ce check to exten d its run time by
Serv-O-Droid 25 hours or t o move + 1 ste p on the condi ti on track .
Serv-O-Droid is one of the galaxy's older and more successful droid manu-
factu rers. Spa nning thou sa nds of years, from the t ime of t he Old Republic
until the years before the Clone Wars, Serv-O-Droid specializes in service
DRCID QUIRKS
Droid s are t emperamental machine s, exposed to every kind of enviro nm en-
droid s and worker droid s, includin g personal assistants and heavy duty com-
t al and physica l abu se. With limited programming an d typically defi cien t
mercial labor units. However, the com pan y makes a series of bad business
maint enance schedules, many droids develop odd mechanical glitches and
decisions, allying with t he Rep ubli c's bureaucracy. The result is a po litical
personality quirks. Most are mi nor-m ore annoya nces th an anyt hing danger-
nightmare. Corrupt Senators give the company tax breaks and ot her favo rs
ous. Memory w ip es can elimina te personality quirks, but they do nothing
but dem and great monetary and po liti ca l paym ents in return . As the co rrupt
fo r physical abnorma li ties .
Republic declines, so does Serv-O-Droid, de sp ite expanding into security and
professio nal ass ist ant models. Its asse t s are liqu id ated and so ld off to the
Corporate Sector Authority. However, new uni ts are st ill ava il able through the
Droid ReS erve, a droid remainde r reseller located on Elshandruu Pica. With
QUIRKS AS
milli ons of fully ope rati onal units to se ll , the reseller makes Serv- O-Droid PERSISTENT CONDITION S
unit s and spare parts available for years. Another way to include quirks in the game is to apply one when a droid
Traits: Se rv-O- Droid s are highly reliable unit s. When recharging, they suffers a persistent condition. This allows the Gamemaster to use many
can remove one persiste nt condi ti on that requires repairs to remove pe r day, quirks over the span of a campaign, and provides a rich source of plot
moving +1 step on the condition track. hooks, humor, or dramatic situations. The Gamemaster should select
Tendrando Arms a quirk that is related to the origin of the persistent condition. For
The Yuuzha n Vong inva sion decimates the gala cti c droid market. Because of instance, a persistent condition caused by physical damage should inflict
theirfana tical hat red of mechan ica l automaton s, the Yuuzhan Vong raze droid a hardware quirk, whereas a hit from an ion weapon might cause either
pl ants by the t hou sands, destroy ing or disabling companie s and cau sing the a hardware or a software quirk. Quirks applied in this manner should be
shutdown of plants far from the invas ion corridor. Lando Calri ssian and hi s automatically removed when the persistent condition is removed, instead
wife, Ten dra Risant, restart seve ral idle factories w ith their new company, of requiring the skill checks normally needed to eliminate a quirk.
Tendrand o Arms, producing droids specifically designed to battle the Yuu zhan
Vong. With the defeat of the Yuuzhan Vong, Tendrando Arm s provide s sec u-
rit y, guardian, and related droid s to the Galactic All iance and the Jedi Orde r.
MEETINO A RUDE DROID COUNTERPART

Software quirks are tied to the droid' s internal subroutines. They can be
cau sed by corrupted data, but they are more often a result of the droid's
learned re sponses from previous experience. Most software quirks are elimi -
nated with a memory wipe. Corrupted data can be repaired with a successful
DC 25 Use Computer check to reprogram the droid. Attempting to eliminate
a personality quirk without a memory w ipe is difficult, often requiring help.
A DC 30 Use Computer check succeed s in eliminating a personality quirk,
but the droid's personality and responses might change in unforeseen ways
becau se the droid must learn new responses. The results might not be exact ly
what was intended. Failure on the check results in the addition of another
software quirk.

SCAVENGER'S SECRET:
QUIRKY OROIOS
A droid without qui rks? No such thing. Most quirks aren't severe
o
enough to be a problem. I just tell customers that t he droid has character.
Personality. If they don't like it, I se ll memory wipes cheap. For the droid,
not the customer, but let me tell you , some customers could use one.
Memory wipe usually works if it's a software prob lem. Hardware prob lems
are another deal. Replacing parts costs credits and time. No problem for
me, I find the parts for a small fee. Install them for bigger fee, and then
I sell the old parts to someone else. Make money all around.
Bad quirks are mostly annoying, but they can be expensive. I saw a
droid with a bad memory wipe try to fix a landspeeder with old, incom-
plete walker specs. The owner was not so happy when she saw her new
Droid quirks are optional in the Saga Edition. They make intere sting and three-legged landspeede r, with her recently acquired vaporators welded
easy roleplaying hooks, as well as give players inspiration for the develop - to the body as the legs.
ment of personalities and background s for their droid s. Some droid quirk s Dangerous quirks you need to take care of immediately. Most droids
might al so have minor mechanical effect s. If no game mechanic is indi ca ted won't try to kill you on purpose, but plenty of them can cause big damage
in the quirk description, a +2 or -2 circumstance bonus to skill check s or
inadvertently. Even the talkative types, they have a way of saying the
attack rolls might be appropriate whenever the quirk manifests. Players and wrong thing at the wrong time, get you in all kinds of trouble. Bel ieve
Gamemasters are encouraged to select quirks that make characters memo- me, I know. Ever try to sell a unit that can't stop complaining about its
rable. Additionally, quirks can be assigned as the result of physical dam age own bad motivator? I've never seen custome rs leave so fast.
or sensory overload . If a droid is reduced to 0 hit points, roll 1d20+ 10. If
the result exceeds the droid's Fortitude Defense, the unit develops a quirk
when it is repaired. The Gamemaster can assign an appropriate quirk or roll
on Table 1-2: Droid Quirks.
Each quirk has an associated origin indicated in its description: hardware
(h) or software (s). If both are indicated, one should be se lected at the time "HO RUDEl"
the quirk is applied. Hardware quirks re sult from faulty installations, physi-
cal damage, aging circuitry, or incompatible system s. Hardware quirk s can -C-3PO
be removed by replacing or repairing the faulty system. Repairing quirk s is
notoriously difficult. If the repair check does not exceed the Mechanics DC by
10 or more (see page 70 of the Saga Edition core rulebookl. the new system
works, but the quirk (or a similar quirk) return s 1d12 days later.
TABL.E 1-2: OROIO QUIRKB___~_ _~_
ROLL (2d20) QUIRK
Special Alien Appearance (h): This droid has a truly alien appearance that attracts attention. Interaction with most species causes a -2 penalty to
Charisma-based skill checks, although the droid gains a +2 bonus when using the Persuasion skill to intimidate.
2 Paranoid (s): The droid believes something-or possibly everything-is out to get it. Because the droid is constantly on the lookout, it gets
either a +2 bonus or a -2 penalty to Perception checks, depending on the situation.
3 Talkative (s): The droid talks incessantly, with few information filters and at inappropriate moments.
4 Overconfident (s): The droid believes it (or possibly its master) is thoroughly capable of succeeding at any task it is trained in or proficient in.
5 Aggressive (s): The droid does not back down from a fight unless it has direct orders from its master or is facing obviously
overwhelming opposition.
6 Obsessive (s): The droid focuses on using a single skill or piece of equipment in its arsenal.
7 Morose (s): The droid is morbid in conversation. This quirk is particularly disturbing when manifested by medical droids and battle droids.
8 Leaky (h): The droid regularly leaks hydraulic fluid, cooling gas, or a similar substance in an amount that does not significantly hinder
operations but does make a mess.
9 Excitable (s): The droid is high strung, speaking, moving, and working rapidly in thrilling situations.
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This quirk might occur for only a few seconds, or it might last for days.
12 Sullen (s): The droid is depressed, with a dim outlook on the future.
13 Amenable (s): The droid defers to others and attempts to keep all parties happy at all times, sometimes even during combat.
14 Incomplete Memory Wipe (s): The droid's last memory wipe was not completely successful. The droid gets confused when it remembers
fragmented memories or when it attempts a skill that it was formerly trained in but now lacks complete instructions for. The droid is still
considered untrained in the skill.
15 Short C;ircuit (h): The droid suffers from short circuits in its processors, which occasionally disrupt its speech, movement, or skill use
for one round.
16 Visual Impairment (h or s): The droid's visual sensors are slightly impaired. The droid might not see all colors, see only black and white, or
lose sight for brief periods. This quirk is typically a hardware glitch that results in a -2 penalty to related visually based Perception checks.
17 Slow (h or s): The droid does not move or process information quickly. Select one of the following penalties: -2 squares to speed, -2 to all
Initiative checks, or -2 to Intelligence-based skill checks.
18 Curious/Inquisitive (s): The droid seeks knowledge or information about its immediate surroundings. The droid enters locations and
situations in which it is unwanted or not allowed.
19 Faulty System (h): One of the droid's installed possessions or systems malfunctions. Select a different system or possession each
time this quirk is taken. The droid suffers a -5 penalty when using the affected system or possession.
20 Easily Distracted (s): The droid is easy to distract from a given task. The droid must resist a 1d20+5 attack against its Will Defense when
attempting tasks that take longer than a full-round action to complete. A successful attack results in the droid's jumping to the next task or
becoming distracted by something in its immediate surroundings.
21 Audio Glitch (h or s): The droid's audio sensors have trouble detecting certain frequencies or become hypersensitive, causing a - 2 penalty
to audio-based Perception checks.
TABL.E 1-2: OROIO QUIRKS CONTINUEO'--_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _~_ _ _ _ ____'

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22 Helpful (s): The droid is overly dedicated to helping its master with any task it is capable of, and it is willing to attempt tasks that it is not
trained to do.
23 Locomotion Malfunction (h): The droid's locomotion system malfunctions regularly, but not necessarily constantly. Examples are trouble
stopping forward movement, limping, hovering at a lower or inconsistent level, or a sticking tread or joint. When malfunctioning, the droid
loses 2 squares of speed and/or its Dexterity bonus (and is considered flat-footed).
24 Temperature Variations (h): The droid runs hotter than normal, so anyone stand ing next to it or sharing an enclosed space with it becomes
uncomfortable. A droid with an internal heating and cooling system might fluctuate between very hot and very cold temperatures.
25 Focused (s): The droid becomes fixated on a task until it is completed, even if more critical tasks appear. It takes a -2 penalty to Perception
checks when fixated.
26 Faulty Wiring (h): The droid's wiring is in bad condition. When the droid moves down the condition track as a result of damage that exceeds
its damage threshold, the condition becomes persistent until repaired.
27 Sprung Hatch (h): One or more of the droid's maintenance panels cannot close or latch properly. Whenever the droid takes damage greater
than its damage threshold, one of the hatches pops open. It can be closed again as a swift action, but it remains closed for only one round
before popping open again. Temporarily securing the hatch requires a DC 15 Mechanics check as a full-round action, but it does not n
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28 Loyal (s): The droid has an unshakable loyalty to its master or another organic entity. It embarrasses its owner with its concern for his or ~
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29 Arrogant (s): The droid is extremely arrogant and condescending to its owner and everyone else.
30 Honest (s): The droid is honest to a fault and is incapable of lying. It cannot make Deception checks.
31 Nervous (s): The droid is nervous in common situations. It might be nervous about performing its function successfully, speaking to
its masters, or entering combat.
32 Argumentative (s): The droid develops an urge to argue in any situation, often demanding the last word.
33 Noisy (h): The droid is unusually noisy, drawing attention to itself. The source of the racket might be a grinding locomotion system, a
squealing appendage, jet-like internal cooling fans, piercing high-pitched whines from its processor, or a similar mechanical malady.
The droid takes a -5 penalty to Stealth checks when the offending system is used .
34 Overprotective: The droid becomes overly protective of its master, a vehicle, an object, or another droid. It resists being away from the object
of its overprotection, and it might undertake irrational acts to ensure the object's safety.
35 Alternate Personality (h or s): The droid holds another personality as a leftover from a previous owner or because of damaged processors
or data. Alternate personalities are usually software quirks, but those caused by damaged systems are hardware quirks.
36 Suspicious (s): The droid doesn't trust an individual, a corporate or government entity, or some other group, no matter how much its masters
or others attempt to convince it otherwise. It treats the object of its suspicions as unfriendly at best.
37 Rude (s): The droid is rude to everyone-organic or mechanical-and is unpleasant to be around . It takes a -5 penalty to Persuasion checks
to improve another's attitude.
38 Center of Attention (s): The droid insists on being the center of attention, and it attempts to dominate any conversation.
39 Impulsive (s): The droid makes snap judgments or decisions, thinking only in the short term, which might be as short as only a few seconds.
40 Blaster Happy (s): The combat-related droid tends to shoot first and listen to orders later. It also might continue to fire at a defeated enemy
"just to make sure."
Special: You can gain this feat multiple times. Its effects do not stack.
FEATS Each time you take the feat , it app li es to a different degree of droid.
The new feats presented here are avai lable in any era. Some of these feats
are avai lable on ly to droids.
Droid Shield Mastery
You quickly replenish yo ur onboard shields.
Aiming Accuracy
Prerequisites: Droid, equip ped with shield generator.
When you have time to ana lyze your shot, your shooting accu racy has a
Benefit : You automatically succeed on Endurance checks to restore you r
precisio n that onl y a machine can achieve.
shiel d rating by 5 po in ts (up to your normal shield rating). Additiona ll y, yo u
Prerequisites: Droid, Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, proficient with
replenish your shie lds in two sw ift actions.
weapon.
Normal: Three swi ft actions and a DC 20 Endu ra nce check are norm al ly
Benefit : If you aim at a target as a full-round action (instead of two
required to restore lost sh ield power (see page 197 of the Saga Edition core
swift actions), you ga in a +5 bon us to your next attack made in the fo ll ow-
rulebook) .
ing round against that ta rget. Th e target must remain in your line of sight.

Erratic Target
Damage Conversion
You bob, swerve, dip, and dive to avoid incoming shots and other attacks.
You ca n make last-m inute moves to take hits on more durable po rtions of
Prerequisites : Droid, equ ipped with hovering locomotion or f lying loco-
your chassis an d/or armor, altering the damage dealt to you.
mot ion , Dexterity 13, Dodg e.
Prerequisites: Droid, Dexterity 13.
n Benefit: When yo u take damage from an attack against you (other t han
Benefit: You can redu ce yo ur spee d by up to 2 squares to increase your
I Dodge bonus by 1 for each square of speed yo u give up, until the start of your
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an area attack, or an attack that deals ion or Force damage) and that damage
next turn . You must move at least 2 squares to gain this benefit.
-I equals or exceeds you r damage thre shold, you can take an additional 10
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Ion Shielding
quent time you use thi s feat in a sing le encounter, the additional damage
Your systems are insulated to improve you r resistance to ion damage.
you take increases by 5 points.
Prerequisites: Droid with Strength 13, or cyborg with Constitution 13.
Benefit: If the ion damage (b efore being hal ved) equals or exceeds your
Distracting Droid
damage threshold , you move on ly - 1 step on the co nditio n track.
You use lights, holographi c projectors, sudd en movements, errati c f light, odd
Normal: If the ion damage (b efo re being halved) eq uals or exceeds your
nOises, or other uniquely droid techn iques to distract an enemy.
damage thres hold, you norm ally move -2 steps on th e co ndition track.
Prerequisite: Droid.
Benefit: As a standa rd action, make a Persuasion check against the Wil l
Logic Upgrade: Skill Swap
Defense of all enemies that are wit hin 6 squares of you and that can see or
You are able to quickly swap one programme d skil l for another. A droid wi th
hear you, as determined approp ri ate by the Gamemaster. If the check equals
a basic pro cessor can use this trick to enable it to attempt sk ills in wh ich
or exceeds an enemy's Will Defense, the enemy loses one move action on
it is untrained .
its next turn . If the attack exceeds an enemy's Wil l Defense by 10 or more,
Prerequisites: Droi d, equipped wit h basic processor.
th e enemy is also f lat-footed until the start of your next turn . Thi s is a
Benefit: Select a ski ll you are not trai ned in (oth er t han Use th e Force).
mind-affecting effect.
As a full- round action, yo u can swap this skill for one you are trained in. You
do not gain any benefit from t he origina l trained ski ll while it is swapped out.
Droid Focus
You are not co nsidered trained in the swa pped-in skil l, and therefore you
Choose a single deg ree of droid (first, sec ond, third, fourth, or fifth). You are
ca nnot use any trained-only option s or add a bonu s to your skill check. You
especially familiar with this class of droid, gai ning the li sted bonuses whi le
st ill add one-ha lf your level and yo ur ass ociated ability bonus, as usual.
working on or against them.
Special: If you become t rained in the skill selected for this feat, you can
Prerequisites: Trained in t he Mechanics and Use Computer skil ls.
select anoth er skill to repla ce it. You can take thi s feat more than once, each
Benefit: You gain a +1 bonus to Deception , Mechanics, Perception,
time selecting a di fferent skill to swa p.
Persuasion, and Use Compu ter checks when used on or against a droid of
the selected degree, and a + 1 bonus to all defenses against attack roll s and
skill checks made by droids of the se lected degree.
TABI..E 1-3: FEATS
FEAT NAME PREREQUISITES BENEFIT
Aiming Accuracy Droid, Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, After aiming as a full-round action, gain +5 on next
proficient with weapon weapon attack.
Damage Conversion Droid, Dex 13 Take additional hit point damage instead of moving down
the condition track.
Distracting Droid Droid Attempt to deny enemies within 6 squares their next
move action, with a chance to make enemies flat-footed.
Droid Focus Trained in Mechanics and Use Computer +1 bonus to certain skills and defenses when dealing with
a selected class of droid.
Droid Shield Mastery Droid, equipped with shield generator Automatically restore shields in two swift actions.
Erratic Target Droid, equipped with hovering or flying locomotion, Reduce speed by up to 2 squares to increase dodge bonus
Dex 13, Dodge by up to 2 squares.
Ion Shielding Droid with Str 13, or cyborg with Con 13 Move only -1 step on condition track when ion damage
exceeds damage threshold.
Logic Upgrade: Droid, equipped with basic processor Swap a trained skill for an untrained skill on the fly.
Skill Swap
Mechanical Martial Arts Droid, Martial Arts I, base attack bonus +1 Give an enemy a -5 penalty on attack rolls and damage rolls
for one round after striking it in unarmed combat.
Multi-Targeting Droid, Int 13, proficient with weapon You can spread your aim action across multiple
consecutive rounds.
Pincer Droid, equipped with claw or hand appendage, Maintain Pin feat and make subsequent grapple checks
base attack bonus +1, Pin, Crush as a swift action. Apply Crush to each check.
Pinpoint Accuracy Droid, Aiming Accuracy, Point Blank Shot, Move target -1 step on the condition track when you hit
Precise Shot, proficient with weapon with Aiming Accuracy.
Sensor Link Droid or cyborg with associated hardware Share sensor data instantly with an ally.
Shield Surge Droid or cyborg with scomp link or similar direct data link Trade vehicle's SR for damage taken.
with the vehicle, trained in Mechanics
Slammer Small or larger droid, equipped with at least two Triple Strength bonus to damage rolls on this special
suitable appendages, Str 13 melee attack.
Tool Frenzy Small or larger droid, equipped with at least two Gain +2 to attack rolls and damage rolls with nonweapon
appendages with tools appendages in exchange for - 2 penalty to Reflex Defense.
Turn and Burn Droid, equipped with hovering, flying, wheeled, Withdraw by clearing threatened squares in up to 2 squares
or tracked locomotion, Dex 13 of movement, move your speed when using the withdraw
action. Withdraw as a reaction by spending a Force Point.
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Mechanical Martial Arts


You know how to inflict pain using your metal appendages when fighting in
unarmed combat against organic enemies.
Prerequisites: Droid, Martial Arts I, base attack bonus +1.
Benefit: When you successfully damage an enemy with an unarmed
attack, the enemy takes a -5 penalty to all melee attack rolls and damage
rolls until the start of your next turn.
Special: If you strike an organic enemy while using this feat during an attack
of opportunity, the penalty lasts until the start of the enemy's next turn.

Multi-Targeting
Your targeting system allows you to track multiple targets over time, negat-
ing cover bonuses.
Prerequisites: Droid, Intelligence 13, proficient with weapon.
Benefit: You can use swift action s across more than one round to aim at
a target. You can attack different targets prior to the completion of your aim
action. If the subject of your aim is out of your line of sight for any reason,
you lose your aim and must start again.
Normal: You must normally use two consecutive swift actions in the same
round to aim (see page 154 of the Saga Edition core rulebook).

Pincer
You use your mechanical strength to restrain and damage enemies.
Prerequisites: Droid, equipped with claw or hand appendage, base attack
bonu s + 1, Pin, Crush.
Benefit: When you successfully Pin an enemy (see page 87 of the
Saga Edition core rulebookJ. you can maintain the Pin beyond 1 round and
can make subsequent grapple checks aga inst the pinned enemy as a swift Sensor Link
action. You can apply the Crush feat whenever your subsequent checks are You can broadcast your sensor input to an ally, such as another droid or a
successful . friendly computer system.
Normal: Grapple checks are normally a standard action. The Pin feat must Prerequisite: Droid or some cyborgs (see below).
usually be rerolled each round as a new grapple check. Benefit: As a swift action, you can broadcast the input from you r aud io,
vi sual, and any special sensors to a droid ally, com link, communicat ions
Pinpoint Accuracy system, or holographic receiver within 24 squares . That all y is aware of
This improved vers ion of the Aiming Accuracy feat moves your enemy -1 anything you are aware of, and can use the aid another action to aid on your
step on the condit ion track. Perception checks even if you do not have line of sight to one another. If both
Prerequisites: Droid, Aiming Accuracy, Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, you and your ally have Sensor Link, you share information simulta neously,
proficient with weapon. granting a +2 bonus to Perception checks.
Benefit: When using the Aiming Accuracy feat, a target you damage Special: Cyborgs with built-in cybernetic sensors and communicat ions
cannot take the recover action until the end of its next turn. gear can also take this feat.
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Shield Surge
You can surge the power of a vehicle's shields through your direct data link
at precisely the right moment to reduce the damage to the veh icle from
incoming enemy fire.
Prerequisites: Droid or cyborg with scomp link or simi lar direct data link
with the veh icle, trained in Mechanics skil l.
Benefit: As a reaction, when your vehicle takes damage above its shield
rating, after the shield rating is reduced you can reduce the amo unt of
damage sustained by the vehicle by an amount up to the remaining sh ield
rat ing (see page 161 of the Saga Edition core rulebook). However, the shie ld
rating is immediately reduced by one point for every point of damage reduced.
Special: The Recharge Shie lds action cannot be used on the vehicle until
a full round after the use of Shie ld Surge.

Slammer
You clap two hands, claws, or appendages together, del iver ing a crushing
blow to an enemy.
Prerequisites: Small or larger droid, equipped with at least two su itab le
appendages, Strength 13.
Benefit : As a sta ndard action, you slam two of your appendages together
from either side of an enemy, crushing your target between them. Make a
melee attack. If the attack is successful , you deal unarmed damage with
double your Strength bonus. If you also exceed the target's damage threshold,
it has a persistent condition that can be removed only with 8 hours of re st
or a DC 20 Treat Injury check.
Special : If you also have the Crush feat, increase you r unarmed damage
by 1 die when using Slammer.

Tool Frenzy
You use all your bui lt-in appendages, claws, probes, instruments, and tools at
once to slash, pierce, burn, or cut your enemy in a fren zied mel ee attack.
Prerequisites : Small or larger droid, equipped with at least two append -
Turn and Burn
ages with too ls mounted.
You can retreat from enemies with additional speed and agi lity.
Benefit : As a sta ndard action, using appendages not normally considered
Prerequisites: Droid, equipped with hovering, flying , wheeled, or tracked
weapons, you can make several strikes as a single attack again st a single
locomotion, Dexterity 13.
target. Make an unarme d melee attack with a +2 bonus; until the end of your
Benefit: When using the withdraw action, you ca n move up to 2 squares
next turn, you take a -2 penalty to your Reflex Defen se. Use the damage
to escape threatened squares without provoking an attack of opportun ity,
die of the highest rated appendage (see page 190 of the Saga Edition core
and you can move your speed. You can spend a Force Point as a reaction to
rulebook) when determining damage.
an enemy ending its movement adjacent to you to withdraw.
Special: True (nonimprovised) melee or ranged weapons are not consid-
Normal: When using the withdraw action, you can normally move on ly
ered tools for the purposes of this feat.
1 square to escape a threatened square without provoking an attack of
opportunity and can move only up to half your speed.
Sco mp Link Slice r: Your inherent speed and advanced ski ll reduce the
OROID TALENTS danger of sl icing computer syste ms. You must be physically linked to the
Droid talents wo rk t he same as the talents presented in the Saga Edition
system you are slicing . You can use each of the fo llowing ac ti ons once per
core rulebook. However, each tale nt is availab le only to droids of a particular
encounter:
degree. When a character wou ld norma ll y ga in a ta lent, such as when attain-
• Eradicate: You can use Disable or Erase Prog ram on a computer that is
ing an odd-numbered level in a heroic class, the droid can select a droid
friend ly or helpful toward you. With th is talent, disabl ing or erasing a
talent from among those presented below.
program take s 5 minutes and requires a DC 15 Use Computer check (see
FIRST-DEGREE DROID TALENT TREE page 76 of the Saga Ed it ion core ru lebook).
Known Vuln erability : You know the vu lnerable spots to hit on most • Lockout: If you succeed on an opposed Use Co mputer check when you
species. As a free acti on, you make a DC 15 Knowledge (life sciences) check Issue a Routine Command to counteract another programmer's actions,
(DC 25 for rare species, DC 35 for unknown species, both as determined by you automatical ly lock the other programmer out of the system. He
the Ga memaster). If the check is successful , until the end of the enco unter, or she must succeed in an op posed Use Co mp uter check agai nst yo u
whenever you make a successful melee or unarmed attack that dea ls damage to regain access to t he system (see page 76 of the Saga Edition core
against a target of t hat species, your target takes a -2 penalties to attack rul ebook). You resist the attempt as a reaction.
~ ro lls until the end of your next turn. • Untraceable: As a reaction, you automatica lly keep a hosti le computer
Prerequisite: Trained in Know ledge (l ife sciences). from t raci ng yo ur location if yo u f ai l a Use Com pute r check (see page
Medical An alyzer: You use your medical know ledge and advanced droid 76 of the Saga Edition core rulebook) by 10 or less.
n processor to improve your treatment of medical conditions. When making a Prerequisites: Any two ta lents from the Slicer Talent Tree (see page 47 of
I Treat Injury check to Treat Disease, Treat Poison, or Treat Radiation, you can the Saga Ed ition core rulebook). Burst Tran sf er can be one of these talents.
)
II also add your Inte llige nce mod if ier to your roll.
of THIRD-DEGREE DROID TALENT TREE
~ Prerequisites: Trained in Knowledge (life sciences), medical dro id.
Nuanced: You are skilled in the nuances of diplomatic speech and ges-
Science Analyzer: You use your extensive databanks to better ana lyze
ture s. Once per encounter, you can add your Wis dom bonus to a Persuasion
scientific data. You can add double your Inte lligence mod ifier to your Knowl-
check in addition to your Cha ri sma bo nus.
I J edge (life sciences) or Knowledge (physica l sciences) sk il l check.
Ob servant : You enhance your persuasiveness by app lyin g data obtained
@ Prerequisites: Tra ined in Knowledge (life sciences) and Knowledge (physi -
through ob servation . Whenever you wou ld fai l a Persuasion check, you can
2!l cal scie nces).
roll a Perception check as a free action , with a DC equa l to the DC of the Per-
@ Triag e Scan: As a standa rd action, you can make a DC 20 Treat Injury
suasion check. If you succeed , add +5 to the ori gina l Persuasion check resu lt.
@ check. If the check succeeds, yo u know if the organic cha racters within 6
Supervising Droid : You are programmed to oversee othe r droids. You
squares and within yo ur li ne of sight are below one half of their hit points
~ and at what step they are along the cond ition track.
can use each of the following actions once per encounter :
[ijJ • Combat Support: As a standard action, you automatical ly aid another
2!l Prerequisites: Trai ned in Treat Injury, med ical droid.
@ on an al lied droid's attack roll, provided you are capab le of using the aid
[ijJ SECOND-DEGREE DROID TALENT TREE another action to assist that al ly. If you also have Weapon Focus with
(l]) Bu rst Transfer : You can doub le the amount of data transferred with the thi s weap on, you increase the bon us provided by the aid another act ion
Binary language in a single round (see page 191 of the Saga Edition core from +2 to +3.
l rulebook ) when co mmunicat ing with other droids with Burst Tra nsfer, and
you cu t Access Inform ation t ime in ha lf when making Use Computer checks
• Director: As a standard action, yo u auto matica ll y aid anoth er dro id with
a skill you are traine d in. If you also have Sk ill Focus in th e skil l, you
to find genera l or specific in form ation (see page 76 of the Saga Ed ition increase the aid another bonus fro m +2 to + 5.
core rulebook) . • Instant Action: As a swift action, you gra nt one ally a swift action that
On-Board System Link : Whi le aboard a starship or veh icle and plugged it can use immediate ly as a free action.
into the ship's systems by scomp link, droid socket, or basic data port, you Prerequisites: Observant, any ta lent from the Infl uence, Inspiration, or
can reroute power or recharge sh ields as two swift actions instead of three. Leadership Talent Trees (see pages 43 - 44 of the Saga Edition core ru lebook).
Quick Astrogat ion : Your speedy electronic astrogation-calcu lation Talkdroid: You know how to subtly ma ss age translations. When one of
routines allow you to cut ca lcu lation t ime in ha lf. Addit ionally, when attempt- your allies is attempting to use the Persuasion skill to cha nge th e attit ude
ing a Use Computer check to Astrogate, you can make the calcula tion as a of a creature that does not understand your all y, yo u add +2 to the ally's
standard action instead of a full-round action. Persuasion check re sults if you perform t he trans lation.
Prerequisite:Trained in Use Computer. Prerequisite: Tra ined in Persuasion .
FOURTH-DEGREE DROID TALENT TREE
OROID DATA PORTS
Just a Scratch: Once per encounter, as a reaction, you can reduce the
For the most part, Gamemasters and players need not worry about the
damage from a single attack that targets your Reflex Defense by an amount
exact type of data ports and other connections between a droid and
equal to your Fortitude Defense.
a computer, a vehicle, or a network. However, the Gamemaster might
decide that this information should playa part in the story or would
Prerequisites: Equipped with medium or better armor, proficient with
that armor.
otherwise logically come into play. For instance, it might make sense for
Target Acquisition : Once per encounter, as a sw ift action, designate
an astromech droid to be able to slice into a complex computer system,
an enemy target within line of sight as an acquired target. You gain a +1
but a lowly power droid probably does not have the equipment for it. Also,
circumstance bonus to attack rolls and damage rolls for all attacks aga in st
rare or alien droids or those from another era might have nonstandard
that target until the end of the encounter, as long as the target remains
ports. Certain talents and feats described in this book require a link in
within your line of sight.
order to function. Below is a brief summary of the standard data ports
Target Lock: You lock onto the target designated by the Target Acquisition
found in the galaxy.
talent. If the target leaves your line of sight, you automatica ll y reacquire
the target lock as a reaction if the target comes back with in your li ne of
Maintenance Data Link: All droids come standard with at least one
sight. You also gain a +5 bonus to your Perception skil l when opposing the r-
maintenance data link port for programming and maintenance. This
target's Stealth checks .
wired link can be used with data pads, portable computers, and systems
designed for implementing droid modifications. This link is not normally
Prerequisite: Target Acquisition.
suitable for the droid to use to attempt slicing or controlling a vehicle or
Weapons Power Surge: Once per encounter, as a free action, you can n
increase the damage dealt by one of your weapon s by 1 or 2 damage dice in I
automated systems. Any attempt to do so suffers a -10 penalty to any )
exchange for moving - 1 step on the cond ition track for each die increased. 1)
Use Computer, Mechanics, or other skill checks. This penalty does not -I
The weapon must be permanently mounted to your chassis, and it must use (II
apply to skill checks others make to the droid. lJ
your interna l power supply. Hand held weapons, such as blaster rifles, do not
qualify for this talent.
Basic Data Link: Droids are equipped with one or more basic data links.
This wired link allows a droid to transfer data efficiently and enables
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FIFTH-DEGREE DROID TALENT TREE
equipped droids, such as pilot droids, to operate computers and ship @
Durable : You are particularly durable and continue to function when a ?J)
systems without physically touching the manual controls, although that
capability usually depends on the system rather than the droid. The port
lesser droid would become disabled. The first time during an encounter that @
you would be moved to the bottom of the cond ition track by any effect, you
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is suitable for data transfer, vehicular control, and slicing attempts. @
instead stop at the - 10 step. Additionally, if a single attack causes you to
move multiple steps down the condition track, you can spend a Force Point ~
Scomp Link: This advanced droid-computer data link is found on star- liD
as a reaction to only move -1 step down the condition track. ?J)
ships and on larger computers and networks. This port is suitable for
Heavy-Duty Actuators: Your heavy-duty actuators allow you to release @
all types of data transfer, vehicular control, and slicing attempts. See
your power and speed in a quick burst. You can double your Strength bonus liD
the scomp link equipment entry on page 62 for additional information. ®
to your melee and unarmed damage rolls.
All astromechs are equipped with scomp links, unless otherwise noted.
Prerequisite: Medium or larger size.
Load Launcher: You are considered proficient with improvised thrown
Wireless Link: Some droids have the hardware to access wireless data
weapons (see page 150 of the Saga Edition core rulebook) when making a
links. This type of link is only operable when a computer or network also
ranged attack by throwing an object. Objects up to one size category larger
has wireless capability. Accessing networks typically requires passwords
than you can be thrown up to a number of squares equal to 2 x your Strength
or slicing. However, once connected, this type of link is suitable for all
bonus (minimum 1 square). Additionally, you add your Strength bonus to
types of data transfer, vehicular control, and slicing attempts. An inte-
any damag e dealt.
grated comlink does not allow a droid to access wireless data networks
or make slicing attempts wirelessly.
Task Optimization: Select a sk ill you are tra ined in. Once per encounter, NEW TALENTS FOR THE
you can perform any application of that ski ll as one action quicker than INDEPENDENT DROID
normal but as at least a sw ift action (for example, a full-round action PRESTIGE CLASS
becomes a standard action , a standard action become s a move action, a
move action becomes a sw ift action). Task s requiring more than one round New Specialized Droid Talent
cannot be optimized with this talent. Thi s ta lent is for use with the Specialized Droid talent tree.
Power Boost: You channel your power surge into a boost for your loco-
motion system . When you initiate a power surge, you can use one of the
NEW TAL.ENTS FOR following bonuses with your instal led locomotion system: Jump +4 squares
DROID PRESTIGE (walking or whee led locomotion), or increase hovering height by 4 squares
CL.ASSES (hovering locomotion). You can use this talent for a number of rounds equal
This section features new talents for two existing droid-only pre stige classes: to one-half your level (rounded down).
the Droid Commander (see pages 42-44 of The Clon e Wars Campaign Guide) At the end of a power boost, you move -1 persistent step on the condi-
and the Independent Droid (see pages 46 - 48 of The Force Unleashed Cam- tion track . The penalties imposed by this condition persist until you receive
paign Guide). repairs (using the Repair Droid application of the Mechanics skill). You can
use both Power Surge and Power Boost at the same time, but you must move
NEW TALENTS FOR THE DROID -2 persistent steps on the condition track.
n COMMANDER PRESTIGE CLASS Prerequisite: Power Surge.
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'U New Droid Commander Talent Tree New Autonomy Talent
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til OVERRIDE TALENT TREE This ta lent is for use with the Auto nomy talent tree.
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You can take direct control over your droid allies fo r brief periods. Just a Droid: You are adept at passing yo urself off as an ordinary droid.
Directed Action: As a standard act ion , you al low one droid that can You can use each of the following actions once per encounter.
hear and understand you to make a Deception, Mechanics, Persua sion , Pilot, • Just Another Droid: You are skilled at using Stea lth to sneak past
Ride, Treat Injury, or Use Computer check immediately as a free action. Th e unwary enemies when moving in plain sight. You can use the Sneak
droid can replace its relevant ability score modifier for that check wit h your application of the Stealth sk ill when in plain sight of an enemy, if the
Intelligence modifier. enemy has no reason to doubt that you are just another droid. You are
Directed Movement : As a move action, you allow one droid t hat can considered tra ined in Stealth for this action.
hear and understand you to move up to its speed. Th e droid can make • Just .a Normal Droid: You can reroll Deception checks for deceptive
Acrobatics, Climb, Jump, Stealth, or Swim checks during this movement, appearance to make observers believe that you are ca rrying out a
and can replace its own relevant abi lity sco re modifier for that check with stan dard function when attempting to do something atypical for your
your Intelligence modifier. droid model or function . You may keep either result.
Full Control: As a full-round action, you allow one droid that can hear Swift Droid: You move quickly when caught. You can make a swift action
and understand you to take the full attack action. The droid can replace its as a reaction after fail ing a Deception check or a Stealth check.
relevant ability score modifier to any attack rolls it makes with your Intel - Prerequisites: Any two talents from the Autonomy talent tree.
ligence modifier.
Prerequisites: Directed Action, Directed Movement, and Remote Attack.
Remote Attack: As a standard action, you allo w one droid that can
hear and understand you to make a melee or ranged attack. The droid can
replace its relevant ability score modifier to its attack roll with your Intel-
ligence modifier.
New Elite Droid Talent Tree AD~UDICATIN(3 ORelDS
You have become a highly advanced droid and are among the elite units of Adjud icat ing droids ca n pre sent unique cha llenges for the Gamemaster.
your class. Although they are essentially li ving machines, droid s cannot be treated as
Break Program: You can use your ability to circumvent behavioral inhi bi- simply another species or character type. Below are common droid issues
tors to temporarily break the programming of a droid that you have a dat a and information on adjudi cating them.
link with. Make a Use Computer check opposed by the droid's Will Defen se.
Breaking the droid's programming overrides its beh avioral inhibitors for a DAMAGED AND
number of round s equal to your Intelligence bonu s. DESTROYED DROIDS
Prerequisite: Tr ai ned in Use Compute r. Damage d and destroyed droids are tre ated si milarly to organic heroes when
Heuristic Mastery: You understand the subtleties and li mitations of your it comes to damage and dea th . However, droids are also mach ines an d can
heuristic processor. You can rero ll any untrained ski ll check (except Use the be reassem bled or have their da ta accessed by other means, so they have
Force), kee ping the second re sult, even if it is worse. Once per encounter, add itiona l options not ava ilable to orga nic characters. Ne w approaches to
you ca n spend a Force Point to reroll any sk il l check (trained or untra in ed), damage and destruction are presented below. Information on droid damage
taking the better re sult. and rep air from t he Saga Edition core ru leboo k is also in clud ed here for
Prerequisite: Wisdom 15. co nveni ence.
Scripted Routines: Your extensive experience al lows you to pre set Conditions: A droid is treated the same as an organic character when
specif ic routines that give you an advan t age in so me sit uation s. Once per it co mes to the condition track and persistent conditions. Unlike organ ic
encoun ter you can use each of the following ac tion s: n
cha racte rs, however, a damaged droid might gain a quirk (See "Quirks as I
• Attack Script: You can use a feat or a talent that modifies your attack Persistent Conditions" on page 18). ~
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roll as one action less (for example, a full-round action becomes a Destroying a Droid: If a dro id is reduced to 0 hit points by an attack -I
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sta ndard action, a standa rd action become s a move actio n, a move that deals damage equal to or greater tha n its damage thresho ld, the droid lJ
action becomes a sw ift action, a swift action becomes a free action). is destroyed. However, it can spen d a Force Point to become disabled instead
• Defense Script: You can apply you r Independent Sp irit bonus a secon d of destroyed .
time during a sin gle encounter. Disabled: When a droid is disabled (th e equ ivale nt of being unconscious),
• Skill Script: While in combat, you can apply a bonu s equal to one - half it moves -5 steps on the condition track, fa lls prone, and is unable to take any
of your class leve l to any sing le skill that requires a st andard action or actions. It remains inert and inoperative until repa ired. A droid that is repa ired
le ss to use. You must be t rain ed in the ski ll . immed iate ly reactivate s and ca n get up to f ight agai n, but it sta rts pron e.
Prerequisite: Ba se attack bonus +5 . Repai r Droid (requires tool kit): A character with Mechan ics as a
Ultra Resilient: You have advanced subroutin es that make you more trained ski ll ca n spen d 1 hour of work and make a DC 20 Mechanics check to
resistant to the effect of damage. Once per encounter, as a reaction, you repair a damaged or disabled droid , restoring hit points equal to the droid's
can increase you r damage threshold wit h a bonu s equa l to your Independent character level and removing any persistent conditions currently affecting
Droid level. the droid. A droid can attempt to repair itself, but it takes a - 5 penalt y on
its ski ll check.

"'HA.VING TROUBLE WITH YOUR DROID?"


L. D CALRISSIAN
C-3PO IN PIECES

Destroyed Droids: Taking into account the method of destruction, the


Gamemaster determines what parts of a droid remain after it is destroyed.
Blaster fire or an explosion might scatter small and large pieces around the
area. A droid destroyed by a lightsaber might have slices or holes burned
through it s chassis, or large sections of the droid's appendages might be
completely severed. The Gamemaster should also determine which of the
droid's systems, accessories, appendages, or tools are damaged or destroyed.
Reactivating a Destroyed Droid: At the Gamemaster's discretion, a char-
acter can attempt to salvage and reactivate a destroyed droid. Reactivating a
droid requires that its processor, power source, and commu nication interface
must be intact. The battery and communication interface can be replaced or
replicated if needed. A destroyed droid cannot reactivate itself. The character
attempting the reactivation must make a DC 20 Mechanics check and work
on the droid for 5 minutes. A character can attempt to reactivate a droid
as a full-round action, increasing the DC to 30. If the check is successful,
the droid moves + 1 step on the condition track. However, the droid is still
con sidered to have 0 hit points and cannot move, attack, or take any action
other than skill checks for skills based on In te lli gence, Wisdom, or Charisma.
Salvaging a Destroyed Droid: Salvaging a destroyed droid requires a
tool kit, time, spare parts, and additional Mechanics checks (see Repair Droid
on page 29) . A reactivated droid can assist in its own repairs by using the
aid another action, although it cannot attempt to repair itse lf directly. The
time required to salvage a droid can be affected by the level of destruction
sustained by the droid. Repairs might take severa l hours, several days, or
even several weeks, as determined by the Gamemaster. Destroyed droids
usually require spare parts costing 50% or more of the droid's original cost.

New Optional Rules IMPROVISED OR OID TASKS


The following new optional rules can be included, in whole or in part, in Heroes might try to take maximum advantage of the unique resources a
your game to give droid heroes some of the versatility seen in the Star Wars droid offers. A droid's built-in equipment, traits, and unique social status in
films. As with all optional rules, inclusion of the following rules in the game the Star Wars universe cause droids and droid heroes to be cal led upon to
is subject to Gamemaster approval. carry out tasks well beyond their origina l programming.
Sacrificial Appendage: When a droid would normally be reduced to 0 hit When considering an unusual request for or by a droid character, consider
points or moved to the bottom of the condition track, the droid can choose the following:
instead to have one of its limbs severed . If the droid chooses this option, it Does the droid have a heuristic processor? If not, then the request must
is instead moved to the -10 step on the condition track, or, in the case of be governed by the standards of the basic or remote processor, so the task
being reduced to 0 hit points, it retains 1 hit point. The sacrificed appendage must be laid out in specific terms. Unless the request is defined in ways the
shou ld be a limb rather than a tool that the droid can easily do without. The droid understands, the droid cannot act beyond its programmed skills, feats,
appendage can be successfully reattached with a repair check (see Repair special abilities, and tasks. Even if the tasks are clearly delineated, the droid
Droid on page 29) . The droid receives hit points from the repair, as usual. might perform them poorly or inefficiently or become confused if the task
does not proceed as planned. A droid equipped with a heuristic processor
is better equipped to handle unusual situations, so it can act on fewer, less
specific instructions. Additionally, focusing on the advantages of the heuristic
processor emphasizes the choice of processor in droid creation, rewarding
those players who select it.
Is the request already covered by an existing talent, feat, or droid Is the request likely to be abused by the player in future sessions,
special quality? Don't shortchange players who select certain class, droid, or likely to become exploited regularly? If not, allow the idea to be used
ordroid prestige class talents and feats by allowing other droid s to replicate at least in this instance. However, if the idea could become an unwelcome
those abilities too often . If it seems reasonable that a given droid might be addition to future session s, the Gamemaster can avoid denying its use
capable of an action similar to an existing ability, allow the action to proceed outright by allowing the character to spen d a Force point or a Destiny point
with a lesse r chance of success and/or a lesser result than could be gained (if appropriate) for the action. Another option is for the droid to suffer a
with the existing ability. persistent condit ion and move - lor more steps on the condition track at
the end of the task.
Should the task be covered by new talent, feat, or special quality?
THE ORCJID THAT Some tasks generated by players are more appropriately covered by creat-
GAINED L..EVELS ing a ne w droid-degree talent, feat, or special quality. If the player creates
In adventuring parties featuring less than five players, adding a Game- a w holly customized or new droid model, a special quality can be added at
master-controlled droid to the party can be a great way to balance the the Gamemaster's discretion (see the special qualities included for the droids
party without having to adjust your encounter design . Many gaming in this book for examp les). If the droid is an existing stock model, create a
groups can only muster three or four players and a Gamemaster, while talent or a feat instead. If the ability see ms like something a droid ought to
the game is designed for a typical group offive players and a GM. Filling be able to learn, create a feat . If the ability seems focused on a trademark
those empty player spots with droids is a nice option, because a droid can task of a particular model or degree of droid, create a talent specific to that
easily fade into the background during noncombat encounters, whereas degree of droid (see page 26).
a living character that does so might seem shallow and one-dimensional. Adjudicating simple and complex tasks. If the Gamemaster decides to
If you decide to include a droid ally as a means of filling out the party's proceed with the request, he or she sho uld decide what actions, attacks, and
numbers, you should probably think about the droid just like you would skill checks are required for success. Simple tasks are typically covered by one
any other major Gamemaster character, and plan on it being with the sk ill check, but unique ci rcumstances might require more time and/or multiple
party for the duration of the campaign. checks . Complex tasks should take multiple rounds with multiple checks.
You should choose a droid model that fills an appropriate niche in the Plan for failure. A droid that performs a task outside its realm of expertise
party. Similarly, you should probably think about the kinds of adventures can make for potentially amusing or une xpected situations if it fails. The droid
your heroes are going to be going on, and what roles need to be filled. If might become confused, carry out the next operation without completing the
the party lacks a pilot, a pilot droid seems like a good choice. However, first task, return une xpectedly, call on the owner for clarified in structions, or
there are other considerations. Some droids don't do well on adventures give up and report the failure. In the middle of a battle or a critical mission,
due to their forms (try getting that wheeled droid up a long set of stairs). this failure can cause co nfu sion or threaten a mi ssion 's success, forcing the
A good option for creating droids to round out a party of heroes is to hero es to act quickly to resolve the situation . Gamemasters should take
use the stock droid chassis presented on page 10 and then build the advantage of this potentially dramatic or amu sing situ ation .
droid from the ground up. This not only lets you build exactly the kind
of droid you need to fill a gap in the party, it unshackles you from the
usual physical forms of various droids.
As the heroes gain levels, so should the droid. The levels you choose
for your droid should likewise continue to help the droid fill in the gaps in
the party. If the party is short on firepower, the droid should take levels
with high base attack bonuses and good combat talents. However, you
also have another option to consider. If you want the droid to grow and
to develop as an interesting Gamemaster character, consider having the
droid take levels in the independent droid prestige class (see The Force
Unleashed Campaign Guide, page 46). This helps represent the fact that
the droid is becoming more and more unique thanks to its time with a
party of heroes at the center of great, galaxy-shaking events.
MEDICAL DROIDS SUROICALLV RECONSTRUCT
DARTH VADER ON CORUSCANT

AL..TERNATIVE
PRICINO SYSTEM
Market forces drive the pricing of droids. Droi d dealers haggle and bargain
with prospective owners. Bargain hunters travel across the galaxy for the
right droid at t he right price. Knowing what a dro id is worth can be difficu lt.
A droid fresh from the factory is sign ificant ly different from one that has
been roaming for hundreds of years. Age and experience are valued by savvy
droid owners . Rebuilding a droid th at has learned how to do its job is much
eas ier than teaching a new droid.
This system bases droid prices on t he droid' s capabilities and expe ri ences.
It allows Gamemasters to customize droids for their group and to offer droids
that f ill the heroes' needs. If the heroes need a protocol droid and also need
a droid that has slicing ski ll s, the Gamemaster can customize a sing le droid
to f it both needs and find t he appropriate price for it.
Example: The hero es in Brent's ga me want to buy a medical droid after a few
Step 1: Start with the basic chass is cost of 1,000 cred its x the degree of close scropes and challenging encounters. Th e campaign is set during the Dark
the droid. Times, so Brent allows them to purchase an FX-6 medical droid. He calculates
Step 2: Calcu late the droid's factory cost using the ru les in the Saga Edition the droid's costs based on its statistics:
core rulebook. Be sure to f igure in the droid's cost factor, it s size , and the
price of any accessories attached to the droid. Step 1: Start with the basic chassis cost. For a f irst-degree droid, the cost is
= Step 3: Add the cost of any accessories from other supp lements, including 1,000 credits.
this one. Step 2: Calculate the droid's facto ry cost using the rules in the Saga Edition
Step 4: Add together the droid 's attribute modifiers. MUltiply the sum by core rulebook. Be sure to figure in the droid's cost factor, its size, and the price
1,000 cred its. of accessories attached to the droid. This cost is 3,800 credits.
Step 5: Mu ltiply the number of talents the droid possesses by 2,000 Step 3: Add the cost of any accessories from other supplements, including
credits. this one. Brent elects not to add any droid equipment.
Step 6 : Multip ly the number of the droid' s trained ski lls by 500 cred its. Step 4 : Add together the droid's attribute modifiers. The draid 's five modifiers
Step 7: Multiply the number of the dro id's feats by 1,000 cred its. are -1, +0, +2, +2, -1. The sum is 2, which, multiplied bV 1,000 credits, adds
Step 8: Multi ply the droid's CL by 1,000 credits. 2,000 credits to the total.
Step 9 : To find the final cost of the droid, add the results of ste ps 1 through Step 5: MultiplV the number of talents the droid possesses bV 2,000 credits.
8, an d divide the sum by 2. Brent gives the droid 3 levels of scout to keep it near th e level of his plavers
and to give it access to talents. Brent gives the droid two droid talents and
The costs for Saga Edition droids have been recalculated and are indicated
adds 4,000 credits.
below under "Droids as Equipm ent." Th e costs for the droids in this book were
Step 6: MultiplV the number of the droid's trained skills bV 500 credits. Th e 3
calculated using the rules above.
skills this droid possesses add 1,500 credits to the cost.
Step 7: MultiplV the number of the draid's feats bV 1,000 credits. Each FX-6
WHICH PRICE Is RIGHT? comes with 4 feats, and the 3 feats earned through the 3 levels ofscout give the
The prices indicated here differ from those in the Saga Edition core droid a total of 7 feats, adding 7,000 credits to the draid's total.
rulebook. The system here takes into account functionality, skills, and Step 8 : MultiplV the droid's CL bV 1,000 credits. This droid's CL adds 3,000
equipment. Some Gamemasters might prefer to assign prices based on credits to the droid 's cost.
market value, common sense, or narrative necessity. Other Gamemasters Step 9: Brent divides the total of 22,300 credits bV 2, so the total cos t af the
are unconcerned with tracking finances and might simply judge whether experienced medical droid is 11,150 credits.
a droid can be purchased. The final choice belongs to the person behind
the screen.
hard-wired to do one particular task very well. This section explains how
DROIDS AS droids can be treated as equipment rather than as Gamemaster characters,
EQUIPMENT allowing Gamemasters to put control of those droids into the hands of the
Few droids are as special as R2-D2 . Countless droids in the background of the hero es who own them .
Star Wars universe do their duty quietly and efficiently, allowing the heroes These rules are not meant to replace the droid rules in the Saga Edition
to have the spotlight. Droids can be useful, but having one as a full-fledged core rulebook . They are optional and meant to be used in situations where
Gamemaster character can be distracting and time-consuming, both for a droid is needed for utility and not as a sig nificant Gamemaster character.
players and for the Gamemaster. A hero who owns a starfighter likely wants Additionally, Gamemasters shou ld use these rules when the heroes own a
an astromech droid to make the calculations for hyperspace, but the hero droid that does not need to be a major part of the story. These rules allo w
probably wants the droid to stay with the ship during adventures. The Game- players to purchase droids to help them during their adventures without
master has enough to worry about without playing a precocious astromech the Gamemaster wor rying about players entering the fra y with legions of
droid, so the droid is left out of the picture. But if the Gamemaster wants to droids at their disposal.
run a scene in which the pilot rushes back to the hangar bay while pirates Under these rules, droids are stripped down to their bare essentials, both in
attempt to sabota ge all the sh ips in the landing bay, t hat droid becomes a stats and in function. The se function s are called protocols. A droid is able to
significant part of the hero's attempt to sto p the pirates. Additionally, con- perform protocol actions only when told to do so by its master or its master's
sider the so ldier hero who leads an entire squad of battle droids into combat. allies. Protocol actions are sw ift actions, but more complex ones require more
The addition of so many Gamemaster-cha racter dro id s can cause problems than one sw ift action. These swift actions repre se nt the hero giving orders to
with encounter balance and slow down the action at the game table while the droid and the time required for the droid to complete the action. Under fl
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the actions of all those droids are re so lved. these rules, each droid has a number of protocols that it can complete on J>
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Ultimately, most droids are better envisioned as equipment rather than behalf of its master. Typicall y, these protocols are used during combat. -i
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as companions or allies. Th ey are machines built to do a job. A personality lJ
might develop as a result of infrequent memory wipes, but the droid is still USINO THE PROTOCOL FORMAT
Droids are normally unable to take protocol actions on their own . Th ese
actions come from a droid's master and his or her allies. The droid's owner,
as well as anyone designated by that owner, can activate protocol actions
for a droid by spending, in the same turn, the number of swift actions listed
in the protocol-format statistics block. However, you can spend sw ift actions
to activate a droid's protocol actions only if no one has activated protocol
actions for the droid since the end of your last turn . A droid carries out the

HoW DOES THE


PROTOCOL SYSTEM WORK?
At first glance, players and Gamemasters might have difficulty under-
standing why these rules are in place or how they should be used. As an
example, let's say that you have a Twi'lek scoundrel hero named Reagle,
specializing in slicing. Reagle wants to buy an astromech droid to help
him slice into secure starships, but the Gamemaster does not want to
develop a full personality and role in the story for the droid. Rather
than adding a new astromech Gamemaster character to the game, the
Gamemaster allows the player to control the droid, using these rules.
He gives the player the protocol-format statistics block for the droid,
and allows the player to spend swift actions to control the droid during
encounters. The Gamemaster still keeps the full-length statistics block
handy in case, for example, an enemy decides to shoot the droid, but the
astromech is placed under Reagle's direct control.

DROIDS ARE OFTEN SEEN AS NOTHINO MORE THAN TOOLS


protocol action immediately, as soon as the charact er spend s the sw ift action time s per turn than the droid would be able to do on its own . For example,
or act ion s to act ivate the protocol action. Some act ions can be performed a droid might normally be able to take only two move actions on its turn;
only once per turn , as indicated in the protocol-format statistic s block. however, an owner using protocol actions can spend three sw ift actions
The Gamemaster gives the droid's protocol-format statistics block to the to order the droid to move three times. This compromise accounts for the
player, who then treats the droid, effectively, as a source of extra action s. The droid taking up some of the owner's act ion s rather than having its own
Gamemaster should keep the droid's full stati stic s block for occa sion s when suite of actions.
information not found in the protocol-format stati stics block is need ed. Other
than execution of actions, the droid follow s all droid rule s and is subj ect to TABLE 2-1: DROID ACTIONS
the same restrictions and benefit s as those that normal droid s have.
DROID ACTION COST PLAYER ACTION COST
Free 1 f re e action
A D A PTINO DROIDS TO THE
PRO TOCOL FORMAT Swift 1 swift action
When using the protocol format, remember that the goa l of these rules is to Swift x2 1 sw ift action
pare down the droid to its essentials. If the droid were only a tool or a piece
Swift x3 2 sw ift actio ns (o nce per turn)
of equipment, what would it do?
Droids can move. Spend a swift action to command a droid to move. Move 1 sw if t action (twi ce per turn)
Droids can aid another. Spend a swift action for a droid to provide a +2 Standard 1 sw ift actio n (o nce pe r tu rn )
bonus, assi sting a character on an attack or a skill check . Full-round action 2 swift actions (on ce per turn)
Droids can make skill checks of their own. Spend a swift act ion for a
droid to make a skill check . If the check is con sid ered a full - round action,
Any action requiring more time than a full-round action is not su itable as
this process costs two swift actions.
a protocol action. Droids should be al lowed to perform actio ns listed und er
= Droids can attack. Spend two swift action s for a droid to make an attack.
the de scriptions of skill s they are trained in. If a hero wants his or her droid
For a full attack action, four swift actions mu st be spent.
t o perform an action outside the scope of its trained sk ills and protocols,
Every action that a droid is able to perform might not be li sted in the
t he Gamemaster must determine if the droid could reasonably perform the
protocol-format statistics block. Indicate the action s a droid is most likely
action and, if so, the action cost of that action .
to be ca ll ed on to perform. An action that the droid will be expected to do
every session or encounter should be included. A droid should have no more
An Example of Protocol Conversion
than five protocols. An owner who wants a droid with more funct ionality
Wren, a player in a campaign run by Brent, is playing an autlaw tech. After a
and flexibility should use the regular droid rules and ask the Gamema ster to
combat encaunter leaves her nearly dead, she tells Brent that she wants to
run the droid as a Gamemaster character.
invest in a droid bodyguard for her character. The game has several players,
When converting action s, remember that protocol action s are swift
and Brent does not want to divide the spotlight any further. He decides to use
actions. An action can require more than one swift action, as indicated on
the protocol rules to give Wren more options in combat without having to
Table 2-1 below. This conversion al low s some actions to be performed more
worry about another Gamemaster character.
Wren wants her bodyguard to be an HK-24 droid that herchuracter repaired
THRESHOLD DAMAOE ONLY and restored from a junkyard planet. An HK droid might seem a bit much for
some Gamemasters, but Brent has some action-packed ideas about the droid's
The protocol rules are meant as a replacement for the regular droid rules,
previous owners and how those owners might make life interesting for his
limiting the droid's game options in order to speed play. Gamemasters
heroes. It is a win-win situation : Wren gets more options in a fight, and Brent
looking to further streamline the droid experience should consider the
gets some story options for exciting encounters.
following optional damage rule.
Brent agrees and pores over the stats of the HK droid in The Knights of the
When using the protocol rules, track only the droid's condition
Old Republic Campaign Guide. He notes the hit points and damage threshold of
modifier. If an attack successfully hits the droid, it moves -1 step
the droid. The droid movement is easy to convert. Because the droid is meant to
on the condition track. If the damage total for the attack meets or
aid Wren's character in combat, Brent devotes a ranged attack action and an
exceeds the droid's damage threshold, the droid immediately moves
aid attack action to the droid. He also gives the droid an attack option since it
- 5 steps on the condition track.
possesses the Rapid Shot feat. The droid is trained in Initiative and Persuasion.
First A id (2 sw ift actions, l/turn)
The presence of on assassin droid can lend extra weight to a hero's Persuasion
The 2-1B medical droid makes a DC 15 Treat Injury check on a target in
attempt, so he gives the droid on aid another action. The droid has a translator
an adjacent squa re. If the check is successful, the target regains a
unit, so Brent gives the droid the ability to translate as a free action.
number of hit points equal to it s character level + 1 for every point by
Protocol stats fo r the HK-24 follow.
which t he check wa s successfu l. A character can be treated wit h f irst
HK-24-Series Assassin Droid (30,700 cr) aid in this manner only once per day.
Medium droid (4th-deg ree) M edi ca l A ss istan ce (1 sw ift action, l/turn)
hp 43 The 2-1B medical droid assists a character's Treat Injury check, providing
Threshold 19 a +2 bonus to the check.
Revivify (2 swift action s, l/turn)
Move (1 sw ift acti on, 2/turn)
The 2-1 B medical droid makes a DC 20 Treat Injury check on a ta rget
The HK-24-Se ries assass in dro id moves 6 squares (walki ng).
currently at 0 hit points in an adjacent square. If the check is
Intimidating Presence (2 sw ift actions, l /turn)
successful, the target is unconscious instead of dead .
The HK-24-Se ries assass in droid assists a character's Per suas ion check,
provid in g a +2 bon us to the check. Skills Knowledge (l ife scie nces) + 13, Perception +5, Treat Injury + 13,
Rapid Shot (1 swift action, l /turn ) Use Computer +8
The HK- 24-Se ries assass in droid makes a ranged attack at + 11 . Vital Syst ems 2 hand appendages, vocabulator
If successfu l, t he attack deal s 4d8+4 points of damag e.
Support Fire (1 swift ac ti on, l/turn)
R2 - Series Astromech Droid (7.500 cr)
Small droid (2nd-degree)
The HK- 24-Series assassin droid makes a ranged attac k at + 13 .
hp 7
If successful, th e attack deals 3d8+4 point s of damage.
Thre sh ol d 8
Tactical Assistance (1 swift action, l/turn)
M ove (1 swift action, 2/turn)
The HK-24-Series assass in droid assists a character's ranged attack,
The R2-Ser ies ast rom ech droid mov es 6 square s (wheeled), 4 sq uares
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providing a +2 bonus to the check .
Translator (1 f ree ac ti on) (walking), or 9 squares (flying) .
The HK-24-Series assass in droid translates to or from any language Co pilot (1 swift actio n, l/turn)
it knows. Th e R2-Series astromech droid aids a character's Pilot check, prov idin g a
+2 bonus to the check.
Skills Initiative + 12, Pe rception +8, Persuasion + 11
Improve Access (2 swift actions, l/turn)
Vital Systems bl aste r ri f le, trans lator unit (DC 5)
The R2-Serie s astromech droid makes a Use Computer check against a
To get you started, here are the dro ids from the Saga Edition core rulebook target computer's Will Defense to improve the computer's attitude
in this alte rn at ive format. All droids in this book have similar protocol-format toward it.
statistics bloc ks in t he Dro id Codex. Issue Routi ne Co mm an d (1 swift action , l/turn)
The R2-S eries ast romech droid issues a routine command to a compute r
2-1B Medical Droid (7.150 cr) that has a friendly attitude toward it.
Medium droid (1st- degree) Rec harg e Sh iel ds (2 swift act ion s, l/turn)
hp 5 The R2 -Series astromech droid make s a DC 20 Mechanics check. If t he
Thresh:-o--:-ld
- : - : - 9 - - - - - - - - - - -- - ------- check is successfu l, the starship regains 5 points of sh ields, up to its
Move (1 sw if t action, 2/turn) normal maximum.
The 2-1B me dica l droid moves 6 squares (walking). Regul at e Power (2 sw ift actio ns, l/turn)
Diagnosis (1 free action) The R2 -Ser ie s astromech droid makes a DC 20 Mechanics check . If the
The 2- 1B med ical droid makes a Knowledge (life sciences) check to check is successful , the ship moves + 1 step on the condition track.
determine a source of disease or injury and communicates this Skills Mechanics + 13, Perception +3, Pilot +8, Stea lth +6, Use Computer + 13
diagnosis t o its owner. Vi t al Systems 6 tool appenda ges, 1 claw appendage, magnetic feet,
astrogation buffer, internal storage (2 kg)
AN UNF I NISH E D C - 3PO

Sk ills Knowledge (bureaucracy) +6, Knowledge (galact ic lore) +6,


Knowledge (social sciences) +6, Perception + 1, Persuasion + 12
Vital Systems 2 hand appendages, translator unit (DC 5), vocabu lator,
audio recorder

Bl-Series Battle Droid (5 .650 cr)


Medium droid (4th-degree)
hp 10
Threshold 11
Move (1 swift action, 2/turn)
The B1-Series battle droid moves 6 squares (wa lking).
Avoid Surprise (1 free action)
The B1-Series battle droid makes a Perception check at the start of a
battle. If the check is successful , the droid 's master avoids surprise.
Patrol Duty (1 swift action, l/turn)
The B1-Series ba tt le droid makes a Perceptio n chec k aga inst t he
target's Stealth check. If the check is successful, the battle dro id
[J detects the target.
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~ Support Fire (1 sw ift action, l/turn)
lJ The B1-Series battle droid makes a ranged attack at + l. If successful ,
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III the attack deals 3d8 po ints of dama ge.
]I 3PO-Series Protocol Droid (7 .000 cr)
Tactical Assistance (1 swift action, l /turn)
Medium droid (3rd-degree)
The B1 -Series battle droid assists a charact er's ranged attack, providing
hp 2
a +2 bonus to the rol l.
Th res hold 9
Skills Perception +6
Move (1 swift action. 2/turn)
Vital Systems 2 hand appendages, interna l comlink , vocabu lator,
The 3PO-Series protocol droid moves 6 squares (walking).
blaster carbine
Data bank (1 sw ift action)
The 3PO-Series protocol droid attempts a Kn owledge check invo lvi ng
B2-Series Super Battle Droid (8,400 cr)
bureaucracy, galactic lore, or socia l sciences. If the check is successful,
Medium droid (4th - degree)
the droid can communicate the information to its master.
hp 21
Diplomacy Assistance (1 swift action , l/turn)
Threshold 12
The 3PO-Series protocol droid aids a cha racter's Persuasion check,
providing a +2 bonus to the ro ll. Move (1 swift action, 2/turn)
Impeccable Manners (2 swift actions, l/turn) The B2-Series supe r battle droid moves 6 squares (wal kin g).
The 3PO-Series protocol droid makes a Persuasion check against the Avoid Su rprise (1 free action)
target's Will Defense, modified by the target's attitude toward the The B2-Series super battle droid makes a Perceptio n check at the sta rt of
dro id as fol lows : hosti le - 10, unfriendly -5, indifferent - 2, friendly +0. a battle. If the check is successful, t he droid's master avo ids surprise.
If the check succee ds, the target's attitude toward t he droid improves Patrol Duty (1 swift action, l/turn )
The B2-Series super batt le droid makes a Perception check aga inst
by one step. Thi s ac ti on ca n be att empted on a target on ly once pe r
enco unter. t he targ et 's Stea lt h check. If t he chec k is successful, th e supe r battle
Translator (1 free actio n) droid detects the ta rget.
Rapid Shot (2 sw ift actions, l/turn )
The 3PO-Series protocol droid can translate to and from any language
it knows. The B2-Se ries super battle droid makes a ranged attack at +2.
If successful , t he attack deals 4d8 points of da mage.
Support Fire (2 swift actions, l/turn) Dwarf Spider Droid (15,000 cr)
The B2-Series super battle droid makes a ranged attack at +4. Large droid (4th - degree)
If successful, the attack deals 3d8 points of damage. hp 32
Tactical Assistance (1 swift action, l/turn) Threshold 26
The B2-Series super battle droid assists a character's ranged attack, Move (1 sw ift action, 2/turn)
providing a +2 bonus to the roll. The dwarf spider droid moves 8 sq uares (walking).
Skills Perception +8 Blaster Cannon Attack (1 sw ift action, l/turn)
Vital Systems 2 hand appendages, wrist blasters (a s blaster rifles), The dwarf spider droid makes a ranged attack at +5. If successful,
synchronized fire circuits, internal com link, vocabulator the attack deals 6d8 points of damage.
Crush (1 swift action, l/turn)
Droideka-Series Destroyer Droid (21,000 cr) The dwarf sp id er droid makes a melee attack at +S. If successfu l,
Large droid (4th-degree) t he attack deals 1d6+ 10 points of damage.
hp 40 Patrol Duty (1 swift action, l/turn)
Threshold 18 (SR 20) The dwarf sp ider droid makes a Perception check against the ta rget' s
Move (1 swift action, 2/turn) Stealth check. If the check is successful, the dwarf spider droid
The Droideka-Series destroyer droid moves 2 squares (walking). If the detects the target.
droid takes two swift actions to move in the sa me turn, it changes Stability (1 free ac tion)
into wheeled mode and can move 10 squares. The dwarf spi der droid receives a +5 bonu s to avoid being knocked prone. n
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Avoid Surprise (1 free action) Skills Climb +6 (can reroll, can take 10 when threatened), Perception + 12, ~
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The Droideka-Series destroyer droid makes a Perception check at the start Stealth - 6 -i
of a battle. If the check is successful, the droid's master avoids su rpri se. III
Vital Systems 1 tool appendage with blaster cannon , climbing claws, II
Blaster Barrage (2 swift actions, l/turn) extra leg s, magnetic feet =
The Droideka-Series destroyer droid makes two ranged attack s at +5.
If successful, each attack deals 5d8 points of damage. Crab Scout Droid (22,750 cr)
Rapid Shot (1 swift action, l/turn) Large droid (4th-d egree)
The Droideka -Series destroyer droid makes a ranged attack at + 10. hp SO
If successful, the attack deals 4d8 point s of damage. Threshold 42
Tactical Assistance (1 sw ift action, l/turn) Move (1 swift action , 2/turn)
The Droideka-Series destroyer droid assists a character's ranged attack, The crab scout droid moves 6 squares (walking), or climbs 3 squares.
providing a +2 bonus to the roll . Crush (1 swift action, l/turn)
Twin Blaster Burst (1 swift action, l/turn) The crab sco ut droid makes a melee attack at + 16. If successful,
The Droideka -Se ries destroyer droid makes a ranged attack at + 12. the attack deals 1d6+ 15 points of damage.
If successful, the attack deals 3d8 points of damage. Powerful Charge (1 swift action, l/turn)
Skills Perception + 13, Stealth +3 The crab scout droid makes a charge attack at +20. If successful,
Vital Systems 2 tool appendages with laser canno ns (treat as blaster the attack deals 1d6+2 1 points of damage.
rifles), shield generator (SR 20), internal com link Stability (1 free action)
Th e crab scout droid receives a +5 bonus to avoid being knocked prone.
Twin Blaster Burst (1 swift action, l/turn)
The crab sco ut droid makes a ranged attack at +S. If successful,
the attack deals 3dlO points of damage.
Skills Clim b +S (can rero ll, can take 10 when threatened), Perception + 13,
Stea lth -6
Vital Systems 2 claw appendages, twin blaster (treat as heavy blaster
rifle), climbin g claws, extra legs
IG-l00-Series Bodyguard Droid (27.250 cr) Track (2 swift actions, l/turn)
Medium droid (4th-degree) The Viper-Series probe droid makes a Survival che ck to discover any
hp 53 tracks left in an area.
Threshold 17 Skills Endurance +5, Initiative +6, Perception +9, Stealth + 1, Survival +7,
Move (1 swift action, 2/turn) Use Computer +6
The IG-100-Series bodyguard droid moves 6 squares (walking). Vital Systems 2 hand appendages, 2 claw appendages, 2 tool
Avoid Surprise (1 free act ion) appendages, self-de struct system , integrated com link, video recording
Th e IG-100 - Series bodyguard droid ma kes a Perception check at the start unit, blaster (treat as blaster pi stol)
of a battle. If the check is successf ul, the droid' s master avoids surprise.
Electrostaff Spinning Attack (2 swift actions, l/turn) ASP Labor Droid (4.000 cr)
The IG-100-Series bod yg uard droid make s two melee attacks at +3. Med ium droid (5th-degree)
If successful, each attack deals 2d8+6 points of damage. hp 5
Electrostaff Thrust (1 swift actio n, l /tu rn) Threshold 13
The IG -100-Se ri es bodyguard droid makes a mel ee attack at +8 . Move (1 swift action, 2/turn)
If successful , the attack deal s 2d8+6 points of damage. The ASP labor droid moves 6 squares (walking).
Protect and Serve (1 free action) Claw (1 swift action, l/turn)
The IG -100 - Series bodygua rd droid spend s one of its owner's Force points The ASP labor droid makes a mele e attack at +4. If successful, t he attack
to assist an adjacent character. The assisted character can use the deals 1d4+3 points of damage.
Force point as if he or she had spent it. Long-Distance Haul (2 swift actions, l/tur n)
Skills Climb +9, Endurance +8, Initiati ve +9, Jump +9, Percept ion + 12 The ASP labor droid can move up to 24 squa re s in a single turn .
Vital Systems 2 hand appendages, te lescopic appendage (1 hand), Mechanical Assistance (1 swift action , l/turn)
The ASP labor dro id ass ists a characte r's M ec hani cs check, provi ding a
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+2 bonus to the roll.
Viper-Series Probe Droid (20.250 cr) Skills Endurance + 11, Mechanics +4, Perception + 1
Large dro id (4th-degree) Vital Systems 2 claw appendages
hp 34
Threshold 19
CREATING
Move (1 sw ift act ion , 2/turn)
The Viper-Series probe droid moves 6 squares (hove ring).
MEMORABL..E CROIDS
Pacify Hostile (1 swift action, l/turn) This book is an exce ll ent re so urce for helping Gamema ste rs and players build
The Vip er-Seri es probe droid make s a ranged attack at + 1. If succes sfu l, uniqu e droids and expand their vision of th e Star Wars universe . Making
the attack dea ls 3d6 points of damage. memorable characters does not stop w ith the mechanics. The intangibl e ele-
Patrol Duty (1 swi ft action, l/turn) ments make droid s memorable. C-3PO's unshakable manners are as important
The Vipe r-S eries probe dro id makes a Perception check against the an element of hi s characte r as hi s ability as a translator. Perso nality goes a
target's Stea lth check . If the check is successfu l, the droid detects long way toward making cha racters memorable. Th e suggestions below are
the target . ways to spice up you r character id eas. Season your dro id s as you see fit, but
Scan (2 swift actions, l/turn) you do not have to use everything in the same dish.
The Viper-Series probe droid se lects an adjacent square and makes a Give them a voice. Droids have unique vo ices. Give yo ur droid cha racters
DC 15 Perc eption check. If the droid's check is successful , the droid access to alte red voices and th ey w ill stick in the minds of your grou p lon ge r.
di scove rs any clues, secret doors, hidden compartments, irregularities, Adding a mechanical twist to yo ur vo ic e immediate ly indi ca t es th at you
traps, or anything else ou t of the ordin ary in the area . The droid can are speaking in cha racte r. You can download free text-to-speech programs
communicate its discoveries as a free act ion . that convert whateve r you ty pe into a mec hanical vo ice. Smaller ele ctro nic
Self-Destruct (1 f ree act ion) devices, such as ce ll phones, somet im es have a simil ar function . Even simply
The Viper-Series probe droid activates its se lf-de struct mechanism. The ho lding an empty cup near your mouth w hile yo ur character speaks can give
droid makes a 2-square burst area attack at +5. If suc cessfu l, the your droid character a unique sound.
attack deals 4d6 points of damage. The droid is immediately destroyed.
CAO BANE , ACCOMPANIED BY A DROID COMMANDO AND AN
IO - SERIES ASSASSIN DROID

Add an element of comic relief. Dro id characters might have a streak


of humor. The slapstick antics of battle droids and the black humor of
HK-47 stem from the same source : While droids mimic the behaviors and
feelings of organic beings, they don't truly understand the reasons behind
the behaviors . Pick an element of organ ic beings' behavior that your droid
does not understand. Trying to so lve th is mystery can be a great source of
roleplaying humor.
Don't be afraid of flaws. Nobody is perfect, even in the Star Wars galaxy.
Sometimes the best stories are those in which a character gets out of hot
water. Flaws can strengthen a character's connect ion to other players, and
flaws can be good for com ic relief. If the droid is not good at lying, you migh t
be able to build a great scene around the droid 's attem pts to convince the
con - arti st scoundrel character to lie for it.
Play well with others. The lone wolf anti-social assassin droid might
sound like a cool character idea at f irst, but you must remember that you
are playing th is game with other people. A character who works we ll with
other heroes makes the game easier for players and for the Gamemaster.
That assassin droid probably isn't a good fit for a game in which the other o
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might work. When everyone sits down to create characters, discuss how your -l
characters come to know each other. Another player's character might be a rn
perfect fit for a relationship with your droid.
Flesh out your history. Knowing where a character comes f rom helps
you understand where that character is going. Interesting characters from
Use your whole body. If you are willing to ham it up a bit, don't limit the droid's past can be great material for the Gamemaster. Previous owners,
your portrayal to your vo ice. Adjusting posture or giving the droid a few droid rivals, and other beings from your droid's past connect you to the
signature gestures is another great way to let everyone know that you are game and to the other heroes. For example, you r droid might have been the
in characte r. Props help as well. Perhap s your battle droid idly twirls its property of a minor crime lord , while another hero owes money to a crim e
blaster pistol in between battles. Or maybe your maintenance droid is never lord. Rather t han having two crim e lords chase after your group of heroes,
without its tool kit. simply make them one and the same.
Mess with syntax. A droid that speaks normal Basic is a rare find indeed. Give the character a goal. Even droids have dreams. Giving your character
Consider HK-47's tendency to start each sentence by identifying the type a goal can help you focus on important story elemen ts and also give you a
of sentence it is. Giving a droid a distinct speech pattern is a great way sen se of what classes your character should take in later levels. Th e goa l cou ld
to make the droid stand out. Perhaps the droid's voca lization software is be short term, such as "Escape my crue l master," or it co uld be long term, such
malfunct ioning, so it has difficulty saying certa in words. Th e droid might as "Establ ish a droids- on ly co lony somewhere in the Ou te r Rim ." Even Game-
always use an organic being's full name or a droid's full designation wh en master cha racters can benefit from goa ls. You might have an assassin droid
addressing somebody. Or it might mix in words and slang from a previous target the heroes simply because you need a villain , but if the droid needs the
owner's language because its most recent memory wipe did not take as well bounty to avoid deactivation by its gui ld, you open up more story possibilities
as it should have. and potential noncombat aven ues for app roaching an encounter.
Play aga inst type. When a type of droid is men tion ed , pla yers might Have an end ing in mind. All good thing s mu st end, and your Star Wars
have certa in preconceptions. Protoco l droids are polite; battle droids are campaign is no different. Planning for how your droid will lea ve t he game
laconic, and so on . A droid that violates these expectations is an excellent can add depth to the character. It can also be useful if you must leave the
way to shake up the si tuation . That protocol droid might be the life of the game for real - life reasons, such as moving away. If you know how you want
party, mixing drinks and telling jokes. Or the battle droid enjoys talking tra sh your droid to end its story, the Gamemaster can use th at story as a grand
and verba lly intimidating enemies in the heat of battle. Breaking away from send - off for your character. Or if the Gamemaster is bringing the saga to a
expectation s is a great way to explore a droid's character and moti vation s. close, he or she can fold your idea into the epic conclus ion.
Such a threat does not have to be so direct. Droids pass from owner to
OROID AL..L..IES owner, and an old owner might come back into the droid's life. A previous
As a Gamemaster, you will inevitably discover that some aspects of your owner might be as obviously exciting as a crime lord or a Sith appre ntice,
story don't interest your players as much as others. Instead of relegating but a more personal story cou ld be told as well. What if the droid is the last
them to the background, you can use a droid to give these elements life. possession of a soldier killed in the Mandalorian Wars, and the so ldier's
For example, a group of players might want their characters to travel from father offers the heroes an extravagant sum to part with their droid? Wi ll
planet to planet pursuing adventures, but none of them wants to playa pilot the heroes give up their trusted sidekick to payoff their debts? Or wil l they
character. Adding a droid pilot gives your players a face to associate with deny a father's opportunity to remember a lost son or daughter?
their travel, but the droid handles all the f lying off-screen. Many such jobs Heroes can also use a droid's lowly station to their advantage . .An astro-
need to be done, but your players don't have to do them all. mech droid does not get a second glance as it rolls through a starport, but
Droids can also keep the story moving. They can notice misse d clues, it can listen for any rumors and leads the heroes might need. Most beings
suggest alternat ive ways around trouble spots, and subtly steer heroes back ignore droids unless they are malfunctioning, and a droid can slip in and out
toward the plot. Even the best players can become sidetracked by red her- of an area that organic being s are restricted from entering . Even droids that
rings, so use droid allies carefully. Don't lead the heroes by the nose, but use normally do not belong in an area can be overlooked . Guards that have been
the droid to deliver information necessary to make it to the next encounter. told to look for a group matching the heroes' description might not notice a
Star Wars adventures move fast, and having a tool to help maintain that pace labor droid hauling a cargo conta iner to the docking bay.
can keep sessions from getting mired down in excessive planning.
o Droids might be considered property, but having a droid ally shou ld be a
I two -wa y relationship. If the droid needs help, the heroes should be ready to
OROID ENEMIES
) The traits that make droids excellent allies can also make them challenging
jump to the rescue. When an enemy wants the inside track on the heroes,
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striking at them through their droid can be a dramatic way to make the
adversaries. For the Gamemaster, creating a memorable enemy ca n be more
complex than simply se lecting the right CL. A dynamic encounter is a great
situation personal. The heroes probably rarely wipe their droid's memory, so
= having that droid turn up in the hands of an enemy can make life challenging .
way to introduce a good vi llain, and giving the heroes good foes makes them
rise to the challenge. Players are proud to defeat a foe that has gotten und er
Th e enemy has access to the heroes' weaknesses through the droid, as well
their skin, and droids offer unique possibilities in this regard.
as a valuable hostage to use against the heroes.
Droids do not have the same physical limitations that organic beings do.
They are unfazed by f ire. They are unaffected by the loss of life support.
Droids can push the heroes in ways other enemies cannot. Consider a group
of heroes making a fast escape out of a sud denly unfriendly dockin g bay. They
outrun their pursuers and find themselves in the safety of hyperspace-except
for an assassi n droid clinging to the hu ll of the ship and planning to break in
when the heroes least expect it. While fighting the droid, th e heroes must
be ca reful not to damage the vital systems of the ship. However, th e droid
can attack the heroes without such restraint, sure to survive even if it blows
out all the airlocks or destroys the hyperdrive motivator.
A droid vi llain has other mechanical advantages. An enemy in pursuit must
usually re st. Even the most relentless organic hunter must stop to sleep and
eat. But a droid in pursuit of the heroes is not affected by these factors . A
droid chasi ng heroes through a hostile environment such as the Great Dune
Sea has a distinct advantage: Because the droid has no Constitution score, it
does not have to make Endurance and Surviva l rolls, but the heroes do. Such
an implacable opponent pu shes both players and characters to their limits.
AI-ISOKA HEAPS PRAISE ON HER A9TROMECH ALL.Y
Mass production is another adva ntage of a droid enemy. A villain can
manufacture forces in a production facility rather than spending years train- ANTI-DROID OPINION
ing organic military force s. Even if the facility is discovered and destroyed, Droids are a strange mirror for the species of the kno wn wo rld s. Everyone
the designs for the droids exist so mewhere. Not only can they be rebui lt, has an opinion about droids and their role in the galaxy, and many of those
they droids can be improved upon to match the heroes as they rise in level. opin ions are unenlightened . Not everyone acts upon these dark feelings, apart
Finall y, physical destruction do es not guarantee that a droid is defeated. from some grousing at the local cantina, but some individuals co me together
Memories can be uploaded to replacemen t models. Th e droid can learn what to make their dislike known . At times, heroes are needed to keep the peace.
went wrong in its last clash with the heroes, and improve its effectiveness A common complaint about droids is that they take work away from
in combat each time it encounters them. A dro id's persona lity might even organic beings. Some tasks, such as astrogation, can be done on ly by droids,
be uploaded into a different model of droid to seek vengeance. the battle but many droids do jobs organic beings could do. Someone who has lost a
droid bounty hunter might now be in the body of a labor droid, preparing an job because an employer has purchased a droid mig ht become resentful of
attack wit h a heavy cargo co ntai ner. not on ly that particular model of droid , but of al l droids in ge neral. When
Droid s also make exce ll ent henchmen. Perhaps an assassin droid has been an entire work force is replaced by droid labor, public opinion can becom e
sent after the heroes, filling the encounter with blaster f ire and heart-racing very ugly, very quickly.
combat. Labor droids ca n be muscle for a crim e lord in control of a starport. A The Worker's Militia starts in the Alagon System, after the Xe ran Mining
protocol droid can fou l up sensiti ve negotiations by mistranslating to benefit Corporation lays off its entire staff and brings in a fleet of HND-9 mining
a mysterious thi rd party. Even an astrom ech droid can calcula te the wrong droids. Th e Xe ran e~ecutives do not expect the disgruntled workers to re sort
hyperspace coordinates and deliver the heroes directly into an ambush . Once to sabotage and destruction. A nasty uprising beaks out, and every retalia -
the players overcome the obstacle a henchman droid has set up, the heroes tion raises the stakes. Workers deactivate a number of droids. Xe ran forces
ca n follow the leads to the ma in vil lain. the miners out of their corporate housing. The miners reprogram the droids
Even droids that the heroes trust ca n be used as antagonists. They can be to attack ships leavi ng the syste m with ore. Xeran hires bounty hunters to
stolen, reprogrammed, and put back in service without the heroes knowing. track down the leaders of the militia. Only intervention by the New Republic
A pilot droid might unknowingly record the location of the heroes' hideout restores peace in the Alagon System, and it is an uneasy peace.
and transmit it to an enemy. A new droid of the same type might be switched The use of battle droids in the Clone Wars deals a blow to rel ations between
for one of the heroes' trusted allies. The enemies can hold the original droid droids and organic beings. Th e devastation suffered on worlds scarred by
for ransom when the heroes discover th e sw itch . Th e heroes must rescue battles between the Confederacy and the Repub lic sou rs publi c sentiment
the droid before it gives up their secret plans. for yea rs. The Empire passes regulation s barring the sale and man ufacture of
droids for military purp oses, even though Emperor Palpatine knows that the
ADVENTURE HOOK- unease and fear caused by military droids enables the dark side to flouri sh.
MECHANIZED REVENGE Some beings refuse to tolerate companies such as Arakyd profiting from
The heroes have defeated a hated villain . They have gone out of their the death and destruction of the Clone Wars. A rash of assassinations and
way to ensure the villain will no longer bother them. However, sometime accide nts tears through the ranks of these companies. Th e executives turn
after this ultimate defeat, signs indicate that the villain is still alive. The to the Emperor for help, and Emperor Palpatin e is pleased to protect them
villain leaves cryptic audio messages for the heroes. It sets the heroes' in exchange for aid in expanding his wa r machine. The Emperor wi ns on two
allies on edge, perhaps kidnapping an innocent victim. When the players fronts-the Empire's military grows stronger, and the escalating conflict
track their former foe back to his lair, they discover that the foe truly is spread by the assassi nations t urns many to t he dark side.
dead, but a droid is attempting to take his place. The droid is still loyal The Unforgettab les begins as a Rebel cel l. It first strike s a majo r blow by
to its master, and it strikes out at those who have taken its master away wiping the memories of droids destined for a newly built Star Destroyer. But
from it. Having watched as its master challenged the heroes in the past, this group of rebellious pranksters soon turns ugly. Th eir leader is caught
the droid has learned from his mistakes. It knows every trick the heroes orchestrating another memory wipe and is arrested. When he is not freed,
have up their sleeves, and it develops contingency plans. Will the droid the cell beg ins a campaign to wipe the memory of any droid important to
be defeated? Or has it lured the heroes into its lair for a battle in which the Imperial presence in the system. Th e Unforgettables start with servant
the droid will take its final revenge? and protocol droids, and soon move on to starport- control droids and other
droids needed by civilians. The Rebel Alli ance denounces the group's activities
and begins hunting the Unforgettables as fervently as the Empire.
A TACTICAL DF"lDID CClMMANDINO BATTLE OROIOS

OROIDS AS PROPERTY
Droids belong to their owners. Even though they can laugh, sigh, or scream in
terror, they have no more rights than a ship, a blaster, or a spoon. The ques-
tion of droids' right s colors every relationship a droid has. Even if they do not
actively pursue the issue, most being s have at least considered the question
of whether droids have rights . Some hold that droids should be freed from
their second-class status, whi le others insist on tighter restrictions against
developing new droids or increasing droid intelligence.
Droids might work closely with their masters, so developing a rapport
with those organic beings is perfectly natural. The relation ship can evolve
into friendship. Droid s develop personalities as they acquire memories
and data, and a friendly relationship with the owner makes everyone's job
easier. Organic beings become attached to pets, ships, and other objects, so
developing affection for an object that can ta lk back is a natural reaction .
A droid in this situation might develop a strong sense of independence,
gaining confidence in its ab ility to make decisions and rarely worrying
n about punishment.
I Some organic beings prefer to keep their interactions with droids on an
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11 impersonal , professional level. Droids are kept at arm's length, and emotional
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(IJ attachment is seen as foo lish, especially among being s who work with a large
D number of droids, such as dealers or members of repair crews . A droid might
be destroyed whi le performing its job, especia ll y droids bui lt for dangerous
tasks, such as battle droids and astromechs. Droids from these backgrounds
are often better suited for interaction with other droids than with organic
PRO-OROID OPINION beings. When fate takes an ugly turn, these droids know that their masters
Many beings see their droids as friends, co lleagues, and in many ways, equals.
are not likely to come to the rescue, but droids always help other droids.
They show their droids respect, making the droids' existence easier and more
meaningful. Some even devote t hemselves to work in g for droid equality.
The Society for All Sentients occupies the far end of the equality spectrum.
Members believe that extreme measures must be taken to protect droids that
are abused by t heir masters. Cruel droid owners are targeted for the Society's
public displays, which can include splashing offenders with buckets of oil
on the steps of the Senate or even stealing droids and setting them free. Of
course, a droid liberated by the Society might return to its master and be
punished for escap ing, beginning the cycle again. The Society never claims
responsibility for more violent cr imes, but critics of the group suggest that
it is only a matter of tim e before one of the targets ends up dead .

OWEN L.ARS AT THE ..JAWA OAOIO MARKET


ADVENTURE Hool<.- DROID
THE SAINT OF DROIDS
CONTROVERSIES
Vaxan doesn't make much of an impression; he's not supposed to. As
a staff member of the Yarith Bespin Casino in Cloud City, the Verpine's Th e restraining bolt is the most common piece of equipment used when
job is to make sure the sabacc tables run smoothly and the holosuites dealing with droids. It is initially designed to help droids equipped with basic
keep functioning. Droid dealers lounge around in the casino waiting to processors, restricting them from entering dangerous terrain. But even with
buy droids from gamblers who have had bad runs of luck. Vaxan makes the development of the heuristic processor, the use of restraining bolts per-
sure that the droids that are bought and sold go to reputable dealers sists. Many masters want control over their droids and want to protect them
and that the dealers who treat droids poorly are shut out of the action. against theft. Droid thieves are less likely to take a droid with a restraining
One day, Vaxan doesn't show up for work. The droids in the casino are bolt because removing the bolt costs time and money. Some masters go so
worried. He is responsible, and he would have called in if he were sick or far as to insta ll bolts that are linked to a se lf-destruct system the droid is
injured. The heroes are looking for a droid that was last seen on a ship unable to activate.
headed for Bespin. Are the disappearances of the Verpine and the droid Droids typically dislike being fitted with restraining bolts, but a few droids
somehow connected? Or has Vaxan run afoul of one of the droid dealers feel the device offers secu rity and shows how much the master cares. Most
he forced out of the casino? droids do whatever they can to have a bolt removed as soo n as possible.
They might physically pry the bolt off or try to convince the master that the
bolt interferes with key fu nctions. Masters who refuse to use bolts show
their droids that they trust them, motivating the droids to work harder. Thes e
Droids are stolen and poached from their owners on a frequent
basis. Thieves and shady merchants pluck droids off the street, wipe masters might risk the droid running away, but the droid risks being caug ht
their memories, and then put them on sa le at below market prices. The and sold to a master that is less trusting.
reputation of used droid dealers becomes damaged as a result of these
unscrupulous traffickers.
Unhappy droids want to escape. A cruel master might drive a droid away.
Or a droid might fear for its existence because of the dangerous tasks it
is assigned. Running away from a master is dangerous. The droid is alone,
without oil baths, maintenance, or tasks to perform. Of course, some beings
help these runaway droids, pa ssing along a few credits to help a droid get
off-planet, or checking up on droid dealers to make sure they are not deal-
ing in stolen droids.
Droid bounties are uncommon, since replacing a stolen or runaway droid
ca n be cheaper and easier than hiring someone to track it down. However,
a droid that is particularly important to an individual or organization might
be the target of a bounty. Most bounty hunters refuse to take droid boun-
ties, and those who do accept droid assignments are often down on their
luck or just starting out. Guilds rarely accept a droid bounty unless they are
pressured into it by outside influences.
Droid manufacturers recommend regularly scheduled memory wipe s to
reduce the development of personality quirks. The wipe also makes droid DROID ORGANIZATIONS
escapes less likely, since the droid is unable to remember attachments to Droids fraternize with other droids, and many prefer to associate with droids
previous owners. However, some owners want a droid that can learn and draw of their own degree. First-degree droids compare notes with droids that share
upon it s experiences in order to work better. Prudent owners strike a middle their fields of specialization. Second-degree droids are fiercely independent,
ground. Some droids believe memory wipes to be cruel, and they do whatever considering other second-degree droids to be rivals. Third-degree droids
they can to avoid being wiped. Others we lcome the relief of remembering congregate with each other and act li ke old friends. Fourth-degree droids
nothing. Memories of old masters can disturb a droid's current life. give each other a gruff respect, since other droids cannot understand the
Ion weapons are designed to disable a droid without causing lasting difficulty of battling every day. Fifth-degree droids enjoy the simplicity of
damage, so the droid can return to service with only minimal repairs. Natu- each other's company, not worrying about seeming unintelligent. Droids join
rally, ion weapons are favored by droid thieves. A droid displays a hostile together for many reasons, sometimes even forming organizations.
rea cti on to any being who openly ca rrie s an ion weapon . The droid would The Servo Seven is group of droids that capture a droid manufacturing
naturally assume the being to be a droid thief or at least a runaway hunter. facility, holding it for two weeks. They become folk heroes to droids as well
All droids become nervous around ion weapons . An ion weapon renders a as to those beings who feel the second-class status of droids is unfair. The
droid helpless, wh ich is almost worse than being deactivated. The droid is members of the Servo Seven are eventually caught and deactivated. But their
aware of what is going on, but it can do nothing. act of defiance lives on . The group's insignia-a stylized gear emblazoned
Specific personality types have come to be associated with each droid with a 7-is used by both sides as a symbol. Anti-droid forces apply it when
n degree. First-degree droids are dry and technical, rarely speaking unless striking at droids and claiming revenge. Pro-droid activists use the emblem
I spoken to . Second-degree droids are more apt to share their opinions, even when progress is made in the quest for equal rights for all sentients.
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11 when those opinions are unsolicited. Third-degree droids are outgoing and The Idle is a movement that resurges every now and again. It is said to
-i have been started by 5-3P7, a protocol droid in the service of a rich noble who
III polite, never wanting to offend. Their constant exposure to battle and conflict
11 treated droids cruelly, pushing them beyond their tolerances, unconcerned
gives fourth degree droids a negative opinion of organic being s. Fifth-degree
= droids are big, dumb machines that are barely intelligent. Nevertheless, droids about droids destroyed in his service. Usually polite and soft-spoken, 5- 3P7
cannot be so easily stereotyped. III - mannered and surly protocol droids are saw the injustice and realized that it could no longer serve its master in good
just as common as polite ones. Anyone who spends time around droids rec - con science. The droid began to organize the noble's droids and also spoke
ognizes that, regardless of their quirks, droids develop complex personalities with droids belonging to other nobles. At the agreed-upon moment, all the
over time. Two droids from the same manufacturer built side by side on the droids 5-3P7 spoke to stopped working. Astrogation droids refused to let
same line can end up with completely different personalities. their ships travel, and labor droids put down cargo containers. Droids were
punished and deactivated for disobeying, but the remaining ones held fast.
Their masters put pressure on the noble, and he agreed to treat his droids
ADVENTURE HOOK-
better. Because 5- 3P7 was one of the first droids to be deactivated, it did
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
not see the fruits of its labor.
While performing routine maintenance, the heroes discover strange marks
The Vixani March believes that droids can win their freedom only through
inside the casing of one of their droids. Studying the markings reveals
armed resistance. The organization passes along knowledge of war and
a set of hyperspace coordinates. The heroes travel to the coordinates
violence to droids not designed for such endeavors. The Vixani March is
and discover an abandoned ship-the only object in sensor range. If the
bel ieved to have been begun by battle droids, but the leaders were never
heroes board the ship, they discover evidence of a fierce battle that
identified or caught. The Vixani makes no distinction in its targets, insisting
resulted in the destruction of nearly everything on board. The only item
that every being in the galaxy is complicit in droids' servitude. Some believe
that seems unscathed is a memory module identical to the one installed
that the Vixani March does not exist, and that the name is just a front used
in their droid.
by the more radical droids'-rights groups .
Two questions are left to be resolved. What is on the memory circuit?
Apparently it is something that people are willing to die for, such as
incriminating evidence of a planetary governor's crimes or the secret
location of a long-lost Sith Temple. And who is still looking for the droid?
A governor can call upon the resources of an entire planet, while a Sith
apprentice has a deadly ally in the dark side of the Force.
THE A-SERIES MEDICAL DROID BELONOINO TO GENERAL GRIEVOUS

L.EOENOS OF
THE DROIOS
Wi ld stories abou t droids abound. Droids are the basis of legends told in can -
tina s and scoffed at by dro id dealers. Th e storie s can be absurd ly ridiculou s or
downright horrific. The truth behind these stories is hard to verify, but their
popularity allows them to live on through countless retellings. The stories can
change, depending on where you hear them or who is telling them, but once
you have heard one version of these stories, you have heard them all.
The origin of droids is lost to the mists of history. Some droids believe the
story of the Maker. Creator of the first droid, the Maker pushed droids from
simp le machines to intelligent creations. Some droids hold that the Maker
was the first droid. These conflicting views sometimes cause unrest among
A droid on t he run has few friends. But an affiliation of droids-the Span- the droid s that believe in the Maker. Nothing more than spirited debate
ners-secretly aids droids that have escaped their owners. Providing whateve r comes of it, but of the galaxy's war- torn sectors know the destruction that
hospita lity they can, the Spanners repair and hide runaway droids. Those can result from fervently held beliefs.
Spanners that trust their masters make their all eg iance known. If the Spanner The Core is a legendary notion that all droids are connected, regardless
is unable to find a runa way a position with its current owner, it passes the of degree or manufacturer. The Core is sometimes seen as droids' attempt Cl
runaway to a trustworthy droid dealer. The Spanners have infiltrated droid I
to rec reate an ec osystem. Just as organic creatures are part of their home )
dealerships, gaining considerable ability to move runaways and to secure 11
planet's ecosystem and can sometimes feel that connection even on other -i
safe positions for them. planets, some droids suggest that droids are connected in a simi lar way-
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Droids so ld by the same dealer sometim es stay in touch through organ iza- through the Core. It is sa id to be a hive mind, linking droids throughout the
tions know n as dealer clubs. Similar to an alumni association , a dealer club galaxy. If the Core ex ists, are there droids that can control and alter the Core
helps to promote a dealer's name to the droid -b uying public. Droids share like the Jedi and Sith manipulate the Force?
stories, catch up on old times, and gossip about other members. These clubs Raxus Prime is regarded as a junk world, but that is not the only re ason
also have a hidden purpose: to preserve memories among droids, protecting travelers steer clear. Thejunk droids on the planet are made of the discarded
ha rd data from loss during memory wipes. A droid might lose personality remnants of millions of droids. The se droids heed no master. They follow
quirks and other unique aspects in a memory wipe, but it still remembers no genera l rules. They build replacements and companions out of the junk
the facts of its past through contact with the dealer club. constant ly deposited on the planet. They are savage and territorial droids,
but those who cla im to have been to this forgotten world think the droids
are building someth ing-something larger that can take them off of Raxus
Prime and spread their tribe to other wor lds.
Droids lost in combat are rarely mourned . Damaged droid sta rfigh ters
"YOU'RE A FEISTY orbit endlessly around countless planets, and so me droids surely survive the
LITTL ONE, BUT destruction of capital ships. Something stirs in the wreckage fields. What
YOU'LL. SOON L.EARN if the droids left behind merged together? Legends describe such a hulk as
a giant mash of limbs, accessories, and appendages that thinks, moves, and
SOME RESPECT I acts as one entity. Such hulks might be the re sult of individual battles, or
HAVE NEED FOR YOU there might be one single hulk that has become hyperspace capable, roam-
in g the galaxy and preying upon unwary scavengers, taking revenge for th e
ON THE MASTER' dro ids left behind by masters.
SAIL BAROE.
EV-909
The processors that run droids grow more advanced with each gen- Somewhere in the galaxy is an isolated, entirely sel f-suffic ient planet
eration. Droids are capable of hyperspace calculation and dozens of other populated only by droids. The planet. designated U-One, appears on no
applications beyond the minds of their creators. One such droid is rumored hyper space map. Legend s differ on the pl anetary details. Some versions say
to have developed an idea known as the Jedi Algo rithm. Factoring multip le the planet is pleasant and would be the envy of any civilized spec ie s, with
variables ranging from Jedi involvement in battle to the genetic makeup of rolling plains, gentle hills, and whispering brooks. Others believe the planet
the Knights in the sector, the droid using the Jedi Algorithm is supposedly to be an inhospitable rock, torn by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
capable of determining how many Force sensitive beings exist on a planet. The legends agree upon one fact-any beings w ho discover the planet are
The Algorithm ca n tell the difference between younglings, older pupils who forbidden to la nd on it.
have gone unnoticed, and even those who develop powers on their own. The Th e tale of the bodiless droid known as FK-4 disturb s droids and organic
Jedi and the Sith take interest in this legend for obvious reasons. beings alike. FK-410st its original body long ago. However, the co nsciou sness
One of the better known droid legend s is that of the Celestine. The Celes- of FK-4 passes from droid to droid by touch and communications interface.
tine is a starship/d roid hybrid-a large warship built to be operated only by Any droid body under the possession of FK-4 is able to communicate only
droids. It is equipped with one of the larg er and more advanced droid brains one word: "Valanka." Valanka might be a being, a planet, or someth ing else,
of its era. The sh ip is commissioned with a great deal of fanfare. It cruises but FK-4 is willing do anything it can to get to it. Otherwise seda te droids
out of the construction dock, jumps to hyperspace, and never reaches its cheat , steal, and kill while under the sway of FK-4. Those who tell the sto ry
original destination. Th e Celestine is sometimes seen fleetingly as it jumps of FK-4 are unsure what might happen when FK-4 finds Valanka, but few
to hyperspace. Some even claim they have see n this legendary vessel during who know the tale want to find out.
hyperspace travel. Superstitious spacers believe that seeing the ship during
a battle is a bad omen. Officially, no records of such a sh ip exist.

MAKINO YOUR OWN


OROID LEOENDS
The legends here are examples for Gamemasters to use. These legends
can provide a good story for your epic. If expanded, they might form
the basis of an entire campaign . How would one of the last Jedi react to
discovering a droid that can predict where the Jedi have gone to escape
the Great Purge? The heroes travel from system to system, discovering
lost Jedi, finding students, battling those who have turned to the dark
side. Many adventures could be drawn from a single droid legend.
Of course, players might also read this book, so how can you protect
these story hooks from players who might stumble upon them? The
easiest way is to combine the legends. Perhaps the Celestine is the ship
the junk droids of Raxus Prime are using to escape their world . Or the
droid running the jedi Algorithm begins to develop mastery of the Core.
Another way to keep the legends fresh is to apply a twist. Perhaps a con
artist is using the legend of U-One to bilk rich droid owners out of credits
even though he or she has no actual contact with the planet.

THE CEL.ESTINE
A droid brain is typically priced based on its capabilities. Most droid
DROID S brains cost a number of cred its equal to 25 x the droid brain's Intelligence
WITHOUT BO D IE S score squared (so, a droid brain with an Intelligence of 15 would cost 5,625
Although it is uncommon to find such an object classified as a droid, there credits). A droid brain comes trained in a number of skill s equa l to 1 + its
are several different ways in which a droid can exist without a traditional Intelligence modifier; however, a droid brain can only be trained in Intel-
droid body. It is tempting to simply call something like that a computer, but ligence-, Wisdom-, or Charisma-based skills, and it cannot make skill checks
the distinction lies in the presence of a droid personality. Most computers f or Strength - , Dexterity-, or Constitution-based skills. The droid brain can be
don't develop quirks or persona lity traits over time, and yet dro ids do, thanks connected to any computer system with a Mechanics check (DC 20, 1 hour
to the comp lexities of their programming and systems. of work)' and once so connected it can issue commands to that computer
When those programming and design principles are used to create other and can interact with anyone that interacts with that computer. When
pieces of technology, the same thing occurs. In many cases, the engineer insta ll ed, a droid brain can be connected to the brain to any of the following
designing the relevant piece of technology builds in systems stolen entirely devices: audio or video sen sors, a vocabulator, or a holographic projector
from droid design: heuristic processors, memory units, and so forth. Over (any comb ination of wh ich can let the droid interact directly with its owner,
tim e, those compute r systems that have been designed specifically for despite lacking a physical body) .
interaction with li ving beings start to develop persona lities based on
long-term memory and experience. With out regular memory wipes, these PERSONAL DROIDS
computer systems develop quirks and strange mannerisms that can be both Personal droids are another variant droid type created for convenience. A
unexpected and dangerous. Everyone knows that they need to watch a droid person al droid is more sophi st icated than a droid brain and includes hard- n
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for strange behavior, but no one wants to find out in the middle of a trip ware for interacting with its owners. Personal dro ids are much like personal »
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through hyperspace that the ir ship's control computer suddenly refu ses to assistants, in that they perform tedious duties and keep track of important -i
follow orders anymore. detai ls on behalf of their owners. Persona l droids are more useful than simpl e III
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There are severa l ways in which droid technology is used to create non- organizational computers because of their ability to react to unexpected =
droid items. Below are two exa mples of how droids exist in form s drastically developments.
different from those common ly seen throughout the galaxy. One of the most popular personal droid models is the LeisureMech Enter-
prises Personal Droid. Designed as a lightweight unit that can be worn on
DR Cl ID BRA IN S the shou lder or in specialized holsters (available at an additional cost). each
One popu lar use of droid technology outside of a proper droid body is the personal droid helper (called PD, or by the more affectionate name "Petey")
use of what is known as a "droid brain." A droid brain is the core of what stores every fact about its owner's life, from tastes in food and culture to
makes a droid both functional and se lf-aware. It usually consists of proces- the amount of fuel left in a speeder. A PD also carries its owner's financial
sors and memory units, as we ll as programming consistent with that of a records and tracks all transactions performed by its master. In addition, a PD
droid persona lity of a particular degree. The entire droid bra in package can can be used as a form of entertainment, as this model is capable of carry ing
be installed into an existing computer system, at which point the droid brain on simple conversat ions on a variety of topics and of playing popular games
begins interacting quickly and efficiently with the computer. In essence, (such as sabacc and pazaak) . A LeisureMech Personal Droid costs 600 credits.
using a droid brain used in thi s manner is like having a droid permanently
connected to a computer system .
Droid brains are often used in starships to act as virtual copi lot s, engi -
neers, orsystems operators. The droid brain can effectively become the brain
"SIR, I DON'T
and personality of the ship (or portion of a sh ip, if on a capital starship). KNOW WHERE YOUR
allowing the owner of the sh ip to interact with the droid brain's interface so SHIP L.EARNED TO
that thedroid brain executes all the necessary actions without the owner
having to. This is usually an option taken by the owners of space tran sports COMMUNICATE, aUT
lacking a large crew, allowing them to man a sh ip that normally wouldn't be IT HAS THE MOS
possible to fly with a limited crew.
PECUL.IAR DIAL.ECT."
-c 3PO
Underwater Drive
L.OCOMOT I ON A droid purchased on a water world such as Mon Calamari comes with an
No new basic locomotion system s are presented here, but variation s and
underwater drive as a standard option. The drive process is simple. The
add - ons provide droid heroes with add itiona l options.
engine draws water in through the front of the drive and expels it quick ly
out the back. An underwater drive gives th e droid a sw im speed equa l to
Burrower Drive
its base land speed.
Min ing and other fifth-degree droids can use a burrower drive to tear through
large chunks of ore embedded in the crust of a planet or in an asteroid. A
burrower drive enables a droid to move at half speed underground . It can A,PPEN D AOES
al so move vertically up or down at a similar rate. No new basic appendages are pres ented here. Th ese accessories include on ly
A burrower drive can be used as a weapon. The droid makes a melee attack. tho se that directly modify appendages. See "Accessories" for tools and other
If the attack is successfu l, the dro id deals damage equal to the amount it appendage-mounted items.
would do if it had used a self- destruct device. However, each successful
attack moves the droid -1 step on the condition track with a persistent Magnetic Hands
condition , as the drill gears and bits strip down and damage the droid. Magnetic feet are a common accessory. Droids special izing in extra-vehicu lar
activities are often equipped with them . Magnetic hands function like mag-
Gyroscopic Stabilizers netic feet. Whe n used in concert with magnetic fee t, they provide a +2 bonus
Usin g an integrated system of gyroscopes, hydraulics, and high-speed to any Clim b checks made while maneuver in g around a hul l in space , as we ll
processing, this system gives a droid greater stability. The droid ga ins a +5 as a +5 bonus to defenses again st any attempt to knock the droid off the
stability bonus to checks and defenses to resi st attempts to knock it prone. hul l. When magnetic hands are activated, the droid cannot make attacks or
Thi s bonus stacks with the bonus provided by extra legs (see page 189 of use anything requiring its hands, including weapons.
the Saga Edition core rulebook).
Projectile Hand
Fourth-degree droids are programmed for combat and security, but other
droids can defend themselves as well. A popular modification is a projecti le
appendage, usua lly a hand on humanoid droids. When the projectile is ac ti-
vated, the hand fl ies toward the target. It is considered a nonlethal weapon.
A droid might use a projectile hand in order to stu n an aggressor or knock a
blaster away rather t han ri sking destru ction in a bla ster f ight.
The basic package is a tension-spring device that costs 250 cred its to
in stal l. A projecti le hand is considered to be a ranged simple weapon that
deals 2d8 damage. Additionally, the projecti le hand can be used to make a
ranged disarm attempt again st a target wit hin 6 squares.

Quick-Release Coupling
Some droids require frequent changes of too ls and equipment to carry out
their designated task s. A too l-si zed quick-release mechanism al lows a droid
(or a mechanic) to swap a tool in two standard actions: one to detach the
tool and one to attach another. Both the appe ndage and the tool must have
quick- re lease co uplin gs.
Th e appendage-sized quick re lease mechanism allo ws a droid (or a
mechanic) to swap an appendage in two full-round actions: one round to
detach the appendage and one round to attach another. Both the append-
age and the droid cha ssis must have quick-release coupl ing s. A too l-sized
quick-release coupling cannot be used with an appendage-sized cou pling.
Add itiona lly, to swap out its own appendage or too l, a droid must have must
have another appendage capable of carrying out the task, usually a han d or
A BATTLE OR OIO WITH AN UNDERWATER ORIVe:
claw appendage of sufficient size, strength, and agil ity. A droid mechanic Hidden Core
must also be capab le of handling the weight of the tool or appendage (see The droid has a concealed back-up copy of its personal ity and the data, skills,
the Droid Accesso ri es tab les on page 58 and on page 194 of the Saga Edition and memories it regards as critical to its mission or operation. The copy can
core rulebook). Swapping appendages with a quick-release coup ling does be concea led within the droid's main processor or be insta ll ed as a hidden
not requ ire a Mechanics check. secondary data sto re elsewhere within the droid. The backup restores itself
1d6 days after a memory wipe with a successfu l DC 20 Use Computer check
Remote Limb Control (roll 1d20+ 10, or 1d20+ the droid's curre nt Use Computer skill modifier,
A disassembled droid is usually not a threat. Most beings overlook a pile of whichever is greater). If unsuccessful, the core tries to restore itself aga in
droid parts on the f loor and keep moving . This package allows a droid to every 1d6 days. Discovering a hidden core requires a Use Computer check
volun tari ly remove an arm or a hand and operate it as if it were still attached against the droid's Will Defense. The character making the Use Computer
to the droid's body. check must state that he or she is looking for a hidden core or for anything
This equipment comes in basic and de luxe ve rsion s. The 1500-credit basic suspicious. For double the standard cost of a hidden core, the core's installer
package enables one specif ied limb to operate on its own . The limb has a can automatically provide a Will Defense of 30 for this check.
sma ll repulsor unit inside it, allow ing it to move (hover) up to 6 squares, and
remains funct ional at a maximum rang e of 24 squares. While detached, the Personality Downloader c-
limb can perform any action it wou ld normally be able to if attached to the Hi ghly illegal, a personality down loader is a custom-bu il t electronic unit
droid. The 6,000-cred it deluxe package enab les multipl e limbs to be active designed to quickly suppress an existi ng droid 's personality with a new one.
at once. A droid can control a number of limbs equal to 1 + its Intelligence O
Thieves, pirates, smugglers , infiltrators, and other scoundre ls occasionally I
modifier (minimum 1). use a personality down loader to take control of an enemy's droid for their ~
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Rocket Arm loader into one of the droid's data ports. Droids with locked access or without D
This illegal modification is derived from the nonlethal projectile appendage accessible data ports must be coaxed into comp lying. Once the personal ity -
security systems available for noncombat droids. A rocket arm is essentially down loader is attached, the user makes a Use Computer check oppose d by
a hol lowed-out droid arm in wh ich the servo contro l has been replaced by
a short-range rocket engine and fuel. The arm's f ine control is eliminated,
the droid's Will Defense. If the check is successful, the personality copies
itself to the droid's processor and suppresses the existing personality in 5
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flies at the target, detonating the remaining fuel on impact. Rocket arms are minutes the new personality must make another Use Computer check opposed @
unguided projectil es without targeting computers. by the orig inal personality. The invading persona lity continues to use the @
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might not detach properly when fired, exploding and dealing its damage li:::
to the droid and all targets in a 1-square splash radius. The rocket arm is Remote Starship Starter ""
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considered to be a ranged hea vy weapon that deals 3d8 points of damage Scoundrels have a habit of fleeing starports with the authorities on their ~
upon detonation , wi th a 1-square splash. (lj)
heels. When a captain cannot leave a crew member back at the ship, a remote
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ter can signa l the ship to begin the preflight processes; the sh ip transm its
PROCESSORS preflight diagnostics back to the droid as a free action . Although the droid is
Processor-re lated items and accessories are presented in this section .
not able to operate the ship remotely, having the ship prepared for departure
Some of these items are used by droids, others are used on droids by other
can save the crew vita l minutes during an escape.
characte rs.

Specialized Subprocessor
Droid Remote Control
Specia lized subprocessors are custom ized processing units designed to aid
An advanced version of the restraining bolt system (see page 191 of the
droids in specific tasks. Varying in size, abilities, cost, and difficulty of instal-
Saga Edition core rulebookl. the droid remote control allows the owner to
lation, each subprocessor enables a droid to carry out a specific calculation
use a droid cal ler to move the droid using its own locomotion system. Th e
or ana lysis more quickly or si multaneously with other tasks. A special ized
droid cannot be compe ll ed to use any of its other systems or possession s. It
subprocessor grants a droid a single extra sw ift action each turn that can
simply moves as directed at one-ha lf its speed.
only be used to perform an action related to a singl e skil l, chosen at the time
the subprocesso r is created. A droid can only have one specia li zed subpro - crystal s, dubbed crystadurium, not only with stand heat an d high pre ss ure,
cessor. For examp les of speciali ze d subprocessors, see the modifications but t hey also re sist blaster fire. Working with a de sign team from Baktoid
sect ions of some droids described in this vo lum e, such as the GD1 6-Ser ies Combat Automata, they create blaster-res istant armor plating by mi xing
pilot dro id on page 100. cryst al shards into the durasteel alloy used for the battle droids' armor. The
war ends before the ar mor plating is implemented, and t he plan s are lo st
Tactician Battle Computer
when the Techno Union is absorbed by th e Empire. Years later the pl ans are
Strict governmental regulations appl y to fourth-degree droid s. However,
rediscovered by an Imperia l librarian , who se lls the plans to seve ral arm s
droid manufact urers know that mon ey can be mad e by manufacturing dro ids
manufacturers. Althoug h the armor crea te d from these plan s is inferior to the
for war, so they develop syste ms such as the tacti cian battl e co mputer to
ori gin al prototype s, it is remark ab ly effecti ve at stopping blaster fir e. Crysta-
circumve nt restricti ons on fou rth-degree droid s. Thi s software package
durium armo r is heavier and more expens ive tha n stand ard heavy armor, but
and transm it ter ca n be insta ll ed on any droid. Additionally, small transce iv-
it is soug ht by military org an iza tions throughout the galaxy because of its
ers must also be in sta ll ed on the ranged weapon s use d with the package.
ability to reduce damage from blaste r attack s by 1 point pe r die of da mage.
Rest rictions prohibit the droid from usin g any weapon s other than those
with transceivers assoc iated w ith its tactic ian battle com puter. In fact, if the
Duravlex Shell: When the dro id manufacturing co mpany Roche designed
droid run ning the tact ician batt le computer picks up a wea pon not equipped
its smelting dro id, one of the largest hu rdl es was en ab ling the unit to res ist
with the transce iver, the tactician battle co mputer shuts down and can be
the hi gh tem peratures t hat it mu st endure while working in side blast fur-
restarted on ly after succeed in g on a DC 20 Mechanic s check.
nace s. Afte r many fai led atte mpts, Roche' s re sea rch tea m finally perfects a
n The droid spends a stand ard action to analyze t he current battle condi-
fo rm ul a t hat co mbin es high-grade dura stee l and kevle x. Du bbed duravlex,
I tions. The droid t ransmits its finding s to the se nsors in stalle d on the weapons
~ the off-white alloy is as stron g as du rastee l and is highly resistant to hea t.
11 of it s alli es . Th e droid automatically grants a +2 bonu s to the next attack
.; Du ravlex becom es the droid's biggest se llin g point, and Roche profits great ly
\II roll made by a number of alli es equal to its Intelli ge nce modifi er (minimum
lJ from se lling a modified version of the formu la to other compa ni es. A droid
1) . If an ally doe s not make it s next attack before the end of its next turn,
equipp ed wi th a dura vlex shell gains a + 10 eq uipment bonus to its Fortitude
this bo nus is lost. Onl y ran ge d weapons can be used w ith the tactician
Defense to resi st fire and extreme heat.
battle co mputer.

Laminanium Plating: Made from an exclu sive lamin aniu m alloy developed
ACCESSORIES by Tendrando Arms, lamina nium plat ing is primarily for use on its YVH-Series
Po ssession s and installed accesso ries are in cluded here, as are mi sce ll aneo us
droid s. The unique properties of the self- rep airing Qell an metal enable it to
item s not covered in previou s section s, and other items used in conj un ction
sp ont aneou sly melt and refo rm to seal damaged areas, eve n at standard
w ith droid s.
room temperature . Th e armor is more durable th an othe r types of droid
Armor arm or, and it is less vulnerable to corros ive aci ds an d si milar environmental
Crystadurium Plating: Early in the Clone Wa rs, Tec hn o Union harvesters on hazard s. Lam in ani um's strict production st andards and material costs limit
Mu stafar di scover previously unidentifi ed crysta ls in t he planet's lava f lows. its use, alt hough it occasio nally appears on other Tendrando Arms products.
Originally disca rd ed as wo rthless impuriti es, the crystals attract t he attention A droid equipped wi th laminanium plating ga in s a +2 equipme nt bonus to
of representatives of th e Techno Union because of thei r ab ility to survive Fortitude Defen se.
the ext rem e heat. The re sea rch and develop men t team discovers that th e

TABLE 3-1: OROID ARMOR


ARMOR BONUS MAX. DEX
ARMOR (CHECK PENALTY) COST TO REF DEFENSE BONUS WEIGHT AVAILABILITY
Light Armor (-2)
Duravlex shell 1,000 x cost factor +4 +3 10 x cost factor Licensed
Laminanium plating 3,000 x cost factor +4 +3 15 x cost factor Military
Heavy Armor' (-10)
Crystadurium plating 50,000 x cost factor +10 +2 30 x cost factor Military, Rare
Laminanium plating 20,000 x cost factor +12 +2 15 x cost factor Military, Rare
1 When running in heavy armor, a droid can move up to only three times its speed (instead of four times) .
R2-D2 USES HIS HOLOORAPHIC PRO..JECTOR ...

Automap
An automap system actively scans the area within a 12-squa re radius of a
droid in which it is installed. The scan reveals terrain, atmospheric co ndi-
tions, electromagnetic signatures, and lifeforms. However, an automap scan
cannot penetrate sol id objects such as walls and closed doors. The scan also
includes navigational information, such as the droid's direction and speed
whe n readings were taken as well as global coordinates if the droid can
estab lish a link to an orbiting satellite or starship.

Blaster Recharge Interface


This hand accessory enables a droid to recharge a stan dard blaster pack for
its master. As a swi ft action, the droid can plug in and transfer energy to
the power pack. Recharging a power pack depletes energy from the droid.
For each recharge, the droid loses hit points equa l to one of the blaster's
damage-dice type. Thu s, a droid recharging a power pack fo r a heavy blaster
pisto l (3d8) takes 8 points of damage (since the die type is d8).

Collapsible Construction
Antitheft Comlink Locator
A droid sometimes needs to be stowed in places where it usually would not
Some droids are equipped with internal com links to broadcast messages.
fit. For examp le, a droid stowed in a sma ll er cargo space might surprise an
However, these devices require the droid to speak out loud, and in some situ-
enemy. The col lapsible construct ion modification al lows a droid to lower its
ations such an act is inadvisable. A droid equipped with an antitheft comlink
Size category by one when it shuts down. The droid brain ente rs stand-by :::
locator can send a distress signal to its master's com link with no apparent
mode while it compacts itself into a sma ller size. The droid can reactivate
activity by the droid. The distress signal broadcasts no information, but it can
at any time as a standard action.
it be tracked. The signa l continues to broadcast if the droid is deactivated,
but it shuts down if the droid is destroyed.

Audio Enhancers
Audio enhancers increase the sensitivity of a droid's aural sensors, enabling it
to pick up sounds not normally perceived by stand ard sensors. When eaves-
dropping or listening for distant and ambient sounds, a droid equipped with
audio enhance rs can reroll Perception checks, taking the better of the two
resu lts. All other modifiers for the Perception check still apply.

Audio-Radial Stunner
This defense system protects droids in dangerous situ ations. As a standard
action, the audio-radial stunner broadcasts a sho rt-ranged, high-pitched
frequency on all channels, ca ll ing attention to the droid and stunning any
nearby creatures. Until th e end of the droid's next turn, any creature that
starts its turn adjacent to the droid must make a DC 20 Endurance check.
Failure causes the creature to move -1 step on the condition track. The
stunner shuts down if the droid is deactivated or destroyed.

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Communications Countermeasure System Courier Compartments
One of the first things enemy forces do after discovering a droid is prevent Droids are sometimes used as messengers to deliver important messages
the droid from establishing communications to request rescue or call for help and items across the galaxy. To protect items entrusted into their care, these
from its allies. A communications countermeasure system prevents jamming droids can have hidden courier compartments installed in their chassis. Such
of a droid's communications. The system broadcasts signals on multiple compartments are also favorites of smugglers who own droids. A droid with
frequencies to counteract interference. A droid with a communications a courier compartment might walk right past a starport inspection team that
countermeasure system gains a +5 equipment bonus to all Use Computer is on the way to tear its master's ship apart.
checks made to overcome communications jamming. Courier compartments can be installed in four locations within a droid.
A courier compartment in the torso can hold an item that is 3 sizes smaller
Communications Jammer than the droid's size. A compartment in the arm or leg can hold an item
When behind enemy lines, a droid takes every possible precaution to ensure that is 4 sizes smaller than the droid's size. A head compartment can hold
that anyone who finds it is unable to call for help or alert others about the an item that is 5 sizes smaller. Detecting a courier compartment requires a
droid's presence. The communications jammer allows a droid to jam any successful Perception check with a DC equal to the droid's Will Defense +5.
comlink signal by interfering with a facility's communications systems or A common accessory in a courier compartment is a toaster, which destroys
by directly jamming signals in the droid's general vicinity. the contents of the compartment with a brief blast of plasma energy trig-
A communications jammer grants a droid a +5 equipment bonus when gered by the droid. Installing a toaster into a courier compartment doubles
making a Use Computer check to slice into a computer system and shut it the cost of the compartment.
o down. The droid also gets the +5 equipment bonus to maintain that status Example: S-3PO, a protacol droid in service to Count Czasiz, has a courier
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The signal jammer emits signals at multiple frequencies to interfere with
any comlink signals within a 1- kilometer radius of the droid . The droid must Credit Reader
make a DC 25 Use Computer check to successfully jam any incoming or Interplanetary banks and crime lords have one common interest: They need
outgoing com link signals. to know how much money a client has before they do business. Whether a
line of credit or hard currency, a credit reader determines whether a target's
Concealed Item credits are real or if a line of credit exists for that being. The credit reader
This system enables the droid to have a weapon or a tool built into a hidden gives the droid a +5 bonus to any Perception check against any Deception
compartment in its body, an appendage, or its head. With this system, a check made to forge credit accounts or financial documents. The droid can
weapon can also be camouflaged to look like a standard tool or appendage. also instantly count any sum of hard credits presented to it as a free action.
For example, an arm can hide a blaster rifle, or a beam cutter might actually
be a blaster pistol. Typically, the size of the appendage must be similar to the Droid Oil Bath
size of the concealed weapon or tool. If the item is fully concealed by the Droids look forward to an oil bath after a long period of work. This standard
droid's armor or outer covering, it cannot be detected by visual observation maintenance procedure lubricates the droid's servos and joints, allowing the
alone. If a weapon is not fully concealed and portions are visible, such as a droid to move as if it has just come off the assembly line. An oil bath is recom-
muzzle or blade, then when being searched for weapons the droid gains a +5 mended at least once a week for a droid working in a harsh environment, and
bonus to Stealth checks to conceal the weapon, plus any weapon size modi- once a month for a droid working in a temperate climate or on board a ship.
fier that applies (see page 72 of the Saga Edition core rulebookJ. The droid A droid immersed in an oil bath for at least 30 minutes can activate
also gains a + 10 bonus to Deception checks to create Deceptive Appearances a second wind, even if it has already done so that day. The price of an oil
with regards to the concealed item. bath depends on the size of the droid: small droids and smaller-100 credits;
The cost of concealing a weapon or a tool equals the base cost of the item medium droids-1,000 credits; large droids-5,000 credits; huge droids and
plus the cost of the appendage and/or internal storage compartment x 2. larger-10,000 credits.
The Gamemaster can increase the cost multiplier to account for complex or
unusual installations. Deploying a fully concealed weapon is a swift action,
and it is subject to the same bonuses and penalties as drawing a weapon.
OR OlD OIL. BATH

Emergency Oxygen Supply


Thi s accessory is insta ll ed on search-and - rescue droids sent to recover
pi lots who bailout duri ng combat. The sma ll oxygen tan k attached to the
droid's torso provides enough oxygen for a creature of Med ium size for 30
minutes. The tank ca n be used to recharge a vac su it's suppl y, or the oxygen
can be administered through a breath mask attached to the tank. Connect-
ing the supply to a vac suit is a swift action. Securing the breath mask is a
standard action.

Hidden Holster
Some fourth - degree droids lack built-in weapons attac hed directly to the
droids' appendages. Thi s attachme nt gives a droid access to a weapon without
ha vi ng to visibly carry it. Insta ll ed in a dro id's leg, the holster can ho ld a
weapon on size catego ry small er than the droid, or smal ler. As a free action,
the droi d ca n activate t he holster, which opens up, providi ng access to the
weapon. The hidden holster provides the benefit of the Quick Draw feat with
whatever wea pon the droid is keeping in the holster-the droid can draw or
hol ster the weapon as a sw ift action . To gain this benefit, the droid must
have the feat's + 1 base attack bonus prerequisite.

High-Speed Cutting Torch and Welding System


A droid can be equip ped wit h a powerful cutting torch and a we lding system
Earphone Binary-to-Basic Translator for use in repair operations and for cutting materials, doors, or ot her items.
Binary is the primary language of droids. This translator unit is installed on a Th is bulky and heavy device can be insta ll ed only on droids of Medium size
droid's Basic-output jack, a standard jack found on most droids that enables or larger. Th e precision welde r can be used for small repairs and for large
them to connect to a terminal or a data pad and to express themselves in construction welds, typica ll y in half the time required by a normal we ldi ng
written Basic. The trans lator converts audib le Binary into audible Basic, unit. Th e cutting torch has a range of 1 square and deals 4d 10 damage.
transmitti ng the spoken words to an earphone receiver. Th e less expensive When in co ntact with an object for two or more consecutive rounds, the
version require s a large headphone se t, whi le the more expensive version torch also ignores 5 points of DR and reduces the object's damage threshold
transmits to an ea rbud receiver. Detecting the earbud requires a Perception by 10 points.
check of DC 20.
Holographic Game System
Electric Defense Grid In spite of all the utilitarian fu nctions that a droid can perform, owne rs
Most combat droids are effect ive at using blasters and other ranged weap- might want to use their droids for entertainment. A holographi c game system
ons. Some models, however, fai l mi se rab ly at melee co mbat and are quickly provides fifteen of the ga la xy's more popular games, includin g dejarik and
dispatched by enemies that gain the upper hand in close quarters. To improve sabacc. Th e droid can serve as its master's op ponent, or it can run the game
a droid 's melee defenses, an electric defense grid can be installed either so its master can play with another being. The game is projected through
on top of or as part of the droid's armor or outer she ll. Whenever a droid the droid's holoprojector (sold separate ly) and does not require a solid sur-
with an electric defense grid is damaged by a melee attack , the attacker face for game play. The game- system processor is sufficiently advanced to
automatica lly takes 5 points of energy damage. Melee weapons that rely on al low a player to interact with the board as if he or she is actual ly picking
energy to cause damage, suc h as lightsabe rs, are im mune to the effect of up the holographic playing pie ces. The game system is adaptab le, allowing
the electric defense grid. te n additional games to be added to its database with a successful DC 15
Use Computer check.
TABL.E 3-2: OROIO ACCESSORIES
EQUIPMENT COST WEIGHT AVAILABILITY
Accessory
Antitheft comlink locator 100 .5 kg
Audio enhancers 2,000 1 kg
Audio-radial stunner 5,000 3 kg Restricted
Automap 1,000 2 kg
Blaster recharge interface 300 1 kg Licensed
Collapsible construction 2,000 x cost factor lOx cost factor
Concealed item See text Appendage + weapon Restricted
Courier compartments 200 2 x cost factor
Credit reader 50 1 kg Licensed
Droid oil bath 500 600 x cost factor
Earphone binary-to-basic translator 20 .5 kg
Electric defense grid 3,000 x cost factor 100 x cost factor Restricted
11 Emergency oxygen supply 200 20
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Holographic game system 300 3 kg
- Holographic image disguiser 20,000 x cost factor 20 x cost factor Restricted
ID dodge 5,000 1 kg Illegal

@ Improved coordination circuitry 1,000 1 kg


2!J Interference generator 2,500 1 kg Restricted
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@ Internal defenses lOx cost factor 1 x cost factor Licensed
Internal grapple gun 100 x cost factor 2 x cost factor
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~ Mesh tape dispenser 10 x cost factor 5 kg
~ 600 x cost factor 10 x cost factor Licensed
Micro shield
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Multispectrum searchlight 100 2 kg
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~ Radiant heat element 200 20 x cost factor
Remote viewer 1,000 20 kg
Rental restraining bolt 10 .5 kg
Repulsorcam 1,000 20 kg
Scomp link 100 1 kg
Silence-bubble generator 3,500 20 x cost factor Licensed
Space-beacon launcher 5,000 10 kg
Survival kit 100 1 kg
laser 250 2 kg Licensed
Video screen 1 x square mm 1 kg + .01 kg x square mm
Voice-print command lock 400 1 kg
Weapon detector 1,500 5 kg Licensed
TABL.E 3-Z: OROIO ACCESSORIES
EQUIPMENT COST WEIGHT AVAILABILITY
ppendage
Magnetic hands Appendage cost x 2 2 x cost factor
Projectile hand Appendage cost x 2 2 x cost factor Licensed
Quick-release coupling
appendage 50 x cost factor 5 x cost factor
tool 10 x cost factor 2 x cost factor
Remote limb control Appendage cost x 2 Restricted
Rocket arm Appendage cost x 4 2 x cost factor Illegal
rmor
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Communications countermeasu res 1,000 3 kg Restricted
Communications jammer 5,000 5 kg Military
Remote receiver jammer 2,000 2 kg Military n
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Burrower drive 200 x cost factor x (speed) squared 50 x cost factor kg Restricted
2 x cost factor x (speed) squared 4 x cost factor kg
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Gyroscopic stabilizers
Underwater drive 20 x cost factor x (speed) squared lOx cost factor kg Licensed
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Droid remote control 500 0.5 kg 2!l
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Personality downloader Custom build (5,000+) 2 kg+ Illegal
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Remote starship starter 50 2 kg @

Specialized subprocessor 1,000 2 kg
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Sensor booster 200 5 kg ~
Sensor countermeasure package 1,000 2 kg
YV sensor package 1,000 3 kg Military
Shield Generator
Shield expansion module 50 x SR x cost factor 2 x SR x [cost factor] Military
Stations
Battle station 50,000 per 100 droids 5,000 kg Military
Command station 10,000 1,000 kg Licensed
Recharge station 4,000 500 kg
Socket 10,000 (usually included in cost of vehicle) 1,000 kg Military
Holographic Image Disguiser droid is unharmed. The system remains active until disab led (M echanics DC
The ho lographic image disguiser hides a droid's true appearance. A central 25, 1 hour of work) or is depleted after 10 attacks.
processor insta lled in the droid's chass is coordinates several sma ll, full-color,
high-resolu tion holoprojectors installed at various points on the droid's body. Internal Grapple Gun
The disguise r's processor synchroni zes the holographic image with the droid 's When a droid needs to reac h an ina ccessib le area , an interna l grapple gun ca n
movements and its vocabulator, making the disguise particularly lifelike. The be indispensible. The gun fires a magnetic grapple hook with an ultra-thin cord.
basic model is essentially a standard holoshroud, granting the droid a + 10 The interna l compartme nt holds 15 meters (10 sq uare s) of cord , and an exter-
equipment bonus to Deception checks using Deceptive Appearance (see nal magazine can hold up to 100 meters of cord. Th e cord can be detached
page 64 of the Saga Edition core rulebook). An advanced model, for double from the droid as a free action. Firing the grapple is a standard action.
the price, inc ludes sensor nodes that track a number of other factors, suc h
as ambient temperatu re and weat her co nditi ons, making the image react to Mesh Tape Dispenser
those variables. Th e advanced model allows the droid to disguise its appear- Mounted on an appendage, a mesh tape dispenser enab les a droid to quick ly
ance as a full-round action at no penalty. app ly mesh tape to anyth ing within reac h of its manipulator (usually an
adjacent square). In addition to its more conve ntional uses, an insta lled mesh
ID Dodge tape dispenser can be used by a droid to enta ngl e an adjacent enemy. With a
Some automated secu ri ty systems check biometric data before granting successful melee attack, the droid can hinder either the target's arms or its
access to an area. Droids cannot provide ret inal sca ns, fingerprints, or other legs. If the target's arms are hindered, it incurs a -2 pena lty to all attacks
o unique biological features. The 10 dodge simulates such information, all ow- and Dexterity-based skil l checks. If the target's legs are hindered, its spee d
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ing a droid to access secu re are as. Th is accessory allows the droid to use its is reduced by 2 squares, and it cannot run. If the droid has the Pin feat and
-I Deception check instead of a Use Computer check on any security device succeeds at an opposed grapp le check, th e enemy is considered pinned until
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Improved Coordination Circuitry Micro Shield


Droid brains work we ll in concert with each other, and improved coo rdination The force shield is a tool that prevents incoming attack s from hitting and
circuitry enhances t his ability. This accessory links droids' skill routines, allow- damaging the wielder. Attached to one of the droid's ap pendages, the shi eld
ing them to aid in tasks more effective ly. Each circu it is keyed to a specific is co mposed of a central hub with two wide arcs mounted on struts above
ski ll. When a droid with improved coord ination ci rcuit ry aids another droid and below the hub. When inactive, the arcs rest aga inst the hub in th e shape
with the circ uitry, t he bonu s increases to +4. A droid must be trained in the of a large humanoid eye. When t he dro id ac tivates the unit as a sw ift act ion,
ski ll to gain the +4 bonu s. the arcs slide away from the hub, activating a trans lucent energy shield that
provides a + 1 equipment bonus to the user's Reflex Defense. Th e force shield
Interference Generator is originally designed to be installed on a droid's arm, but a handheld ve rsion
This accessory is a favorite of nobles who want to keep their conversat ions that runs on a single energy cel l is ava il ab le for 400 credits. Th e energy ce ll
private. A droid with an in terference generator emits a low-frequency sound provides enough power to run the shield co ntinuously for 1 hour.
that in terferes with any listen ing equipment such as bugs, microphones, or
other aud io recording devices. The deluxe ve rsio n also interferes with video Multifunction Apparatus
and holographic recording devices. The generator masks everything in the Each type of droid appendage performs one specific function. Th e mu ltifun c-
sq uares adjacent to the droid. Anyone eavesdropping or reviewing recordings tion apparatus, however, al lo ws up to three tools or weapon s t o be attached
of targets protected by an interference generator must make a DC 30 Percep- to a single appendage. Th e multifunction appa ratus is com monl y used to
tion or Use Computer check to pick up even scattered words and phrases. mount multiple weapo ns. Only one tool or weapon can be active at a time,
but sw itching to a different tool or wea pon requires only a sw ift action .
Internal Defenses
A droid with internal defenses has built-in defenses that operate inde- Multispectrum Searchlight
pendently of the droid. Anyone opening the droid's maintenance or access Thi s handheld or installed accessory is a powerful spotl ig ht that shines
panels without the droid's perm ission receives an electric shock as a ld20+5 visible, infrared , or ultraviolet light. It has a 6-km range and is powered
attack aga in st the character's Fortit ude Defen se. If the attack succeeds, the by the droid's own internal power su pply. Droids able to see the projected
character receives damage equa l to ld8 + half the droid 's heroic level. Th e light gain a +2 eq uipm ent bonus to Perception checks to Sea rch and Notice
A DRD I O COMMANDO DEPLOYINO ITS REMOTE VIEWER

Targets (see page 70 of the Saga Edition core rulebook) and to other situa-
tions in which the Gamemaster judges that the light provides an advantage.
Th is bonus stacks with bonu ses granted by helmet packages and improved
sensor packages.
Th e light can also be used to blind targets in a 6-square cone. All targets
within the cone receive a -10 penalty to Steal th checks. As a st andard actio n,
the droid makes a ranged attack aga inst each target's Fortitude Defense.
If the attack is succ essful, the target receives a -5 penalty to attack rol ls,
Perception checks, Pilot checks, and other skill checks until the end of the
droid's next turn. If the attack does not exceed a target's Fortitude Defense,
th e target receives a -2 penalty instead. Thi s accessory ca n be used only by
droids of Tin y size or larger.

Radiant Heat Element


This accessory enab les a dro id to radiate heat from its torso, providing
warmth necessa ry for a master's survival in the wilderness or in deep space.
The heat can be adjusted to provide ambi ent warmth or to boil water and
cook food on the droid's exterior. Th e heating element can also be used by
the droid as a defensive too l. When the radiant heat element is on its highest
setting, any character ending its turn in a square adjacent to the droid takes
ld 4 fire damage from the droid . Th e droi d itself takes 1 point of damage
from the hea t each tu rn .

Remote Receiver Jammer


The portab le remote receiver jammer is developed during the Clone Wa rs
to scrambl e battle droid rem ote processor links at short range, render-
ing the droids use less. The jammer incorporates a backpack transmitter
and a handh eld computer controlle r. Remote receiver jammers have three Remote Viewer
sign ificant weak nesses: They have an extremely short range; datalinks are Th e remote viewer is a sma ll , se lf-contained vis ual and audio sensor attached
notori ously difficu lt to disrupt ; and many droid s have backup proce ssors . to a micro-sized repulsorlift unit. Functioning as one of a droid's regul ar
A remote receiver j ammer can be activated as a standard action, and the audio and vis ual sensors, the remote viewer can be externally mounted,
jammer affects all droids with remote rec ievers and no backup processors. concealed, or made to look like one of the droid 's regular sensors. Ho wever,
When the jammer is activated, the droid usin g the jammer makes a Use the droid can detach t he unit an d send it to inspect an area remotely. Th e
Computer check. At the start of any affected droid 's turn, compare the viewer can travel up to 12 squares away from the droid, has a spee d of 4, a
resu lts of the Use Computer check to the droid's Wil l Defense ; if the Use Refle x Defense 18, a Fortitude Defen se 12, an d it runs for 30 minu tes before
Computer check is eq ual to or higher than the droid's Will Defense, the droid needing to be recharged for 1 hour.
ca n take no actions and is fl at-footed until the sta rt of its next tu rn. The
droid activating the jammer must activate it each turn, making a new Use Rental Restraining Bolt
Computer check eac h tim e. Some beings cannot afford to own a droid. Th e renta l re strainin g bolt wo rk s
like a standard bolt, except it also has a cred it rea der. Th e user mu st deposit
Remote Receiver Signal Booster a specific number of credits to the credit reader on the restrain ing bo lt to
Droids that re ly on a remote pro cessor for instructions cannot stray too far control the droid for a specified ti me. At the end of that time, the droid deac-
from tha t pro cessor without ri sking losing contact and becoming stranded. tivate s and does not reac tivate until sufficient cred its are again deposit ed.
A remote receiver signal booster can prevent this loss of contact. The signal
booster in creases the receiver' s reception strength , extending the range of
a droid by 50%. A successful DC 30 Use Computer check made by the droid
can fu rt her extend the range up to 100% for 1 hour.
Repulsorcam Sensors
A repulsorcam is an audio and video recorder mou nted on a tiny repul sorl ift. Additional sensor packages av ailable to droids are pres ented here. All sen -
The device can detach from a droid's chassis, float to where its droid desires, sors must be installed.
up to 12 squares away, and record events . The repul sorcam can record up Sensor Booster : Probe droids try to coax a little more range out of their
to 2 hours of aud io and video data to its own memory. The unit has a speed sensor equipment to get that extra amount of information about the area
of 4, a Reflex Defense of 16, and a Fort itude Defense of 10. A sing le energy they are scanning. A sen sor boo ster is a droid enhancement that extends
ce ll powers the repulsorcam for 4 hours, re charg in g whe n it reattaches to the range of its sensors to a maximum of 2 ki lom eters, if the droid has a
the special ized socket on the droid or when it lands on a separate rech arging se nsor pack installed.
unit available for an additiona l 150 credits. Sensor Countermeasure Package: Droids operating covert ly must avoid
dra wing attention to themselves. Th e sensor cou ntermeasure package broad-
Scomp Link cas ts signals that interfere with incoming sensor signals . A droid equipped
A scomp link is a universal data port mounted on an extendable arm, avai labl e with the sensor countermeasure package can make a Use Com puter check
for many ty pes of droids. Astromech dro ids have them as standard equip- to avoid being detected. If the Use Computer check equa ls or exceeds a
ment. Sco mp link ports are standa rd input/output links, found on computer Perception check made to detect the droid thro ugh any form of nonvisua l
~ systems and sta rsh ips throughout the galaxy. Using a scomp link gives a sen sor equipment, the dro id remains undetected.
droid a +2 equipment bonus to Use Computer checks to Access Information YV Sensor Package: Standard on the YVH-Series battle droid (see pag e
(see pages 75-76 of the Saga Edition co re ru lebook) when the compu ter's 158), a YV pack can be successfully installed on other droids, including mouse
n atti tud e towa rd it is helpful or friendly. droids. The YV pack features highly specia lized sensors ca librated speci fically
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Shield Expansion Module


) Thi s acc ess ory enab les a droid with a shie ld generator insta lled to expa nd
its own shield by a single square, allowing an adjacent Medium or smaller
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2] ally to benefit from the dro id's SR. Act ivat in g th e expansion modu le is a
@ standard action, and th e droid chooses the sin gle adjacent affected square;
@j any creature in that sq uare uses the droid's SR as long as it rema ins in th at
square and the droid remains adjacen t to that square. Onl y dro ids of Small
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@ or larger size can use this acce ssory. Droids of Medium or smaller size ca n
(S inst all on ly one shield expansion modu le. Droid s of Large or larger size can
~ install up to t wo modu les . A second modu le protect s an add itional square.
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UD Silence-Bubble Generator

c(] The silence - bubb le generator creates an energy sph ere that dampens sound
waves. The apparatus is originally marke ted as a way fo r music lovers to
enjoy their favorite music without being dist urbed by noise. However, sp ies
and crime lords al so find the generator useful . Activat ing the silence bubble
is a standard action . The bubble covers all sq uares wit hin 3 squares of the
droid. Any attempt to hear anything inside the bubble by someo ne outside
of t he bubble take s a - 10 penalty to Perception checks.

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Space-Beacon Launcher VVeapon Detector
Space beaco ns are used by pilots and flight crews to mark specific loca- Droids use sophisticated sensor systems, which can easily be adjusted to offer
tions or to help navigate through ha zardous areas of space. A beacon is .25 additional secu rity. A weapon-detector package features a high-frequency
meters long and can transm it a signal throughout an entire star system , if receiver that can detect the hum of a deactivated vibro weapon . It can also
it is not blocked by nebular gases or signal jamming syste ms . The space- perform a chemical analysis to detect tibanna gas residue on blasters.
beacon launcher-modeled after a small version of the stan dard space mine A weapon-detector package allow s a droid to add its Intelligence modi fier
launcher-enables a droid to quickly position space beacons while in f light. to Perception checks made to Search for weapons.
The system can carry up to 12 beacons. Additional storage can be added,
increasing the cost of the launcher by 10% for each additiona l beacon (up OROID STATIONS
to a maximum of 24 beacons) . Locating a beacon requires a DC 10 Use A special cla ssification of droid accessory is the droid station-a droid-spe cific
Computer check when using a ship's sensor system. control and maintenance station. Droid stations are found aboard starships
and other locations where droids are integral to a sh ip's or a building's
Survival Kit operations. Droid stations are typically permanent insta llations and cannot
Droids do not wo rry about water, food, or t he elements, but their masters be relocated without disasse mbly and considerable labor.
do. A survival kit is the perfect accessory for long treks into the wilder-
ness. It conta ins a small refrigeration unit, a water recycler and di spense r, Droid Battle Station
a rechargeab le glow rod, and a fire sparker. When aiding a Survival check, Droid battle sta tion s provide the functionality of regular droid command
a droid with this accessory gives a +4 bonus to the check rather than the stations, and they can be use d to direct droid s in combat. Droid battle sta-
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laser commanders. When the station is installed, select two talents from the droid :D
Many star systems prohibit droids from carrying lethal weapons or having commander prestige class (see page 28 of this book and pages 42-44 of The
such systems installed without the proper perm its. A taser is a nonlethal Clone Wars Campaign Guide). Th ese tal ents can be used by the character
projectile weapon that droids can use to defend them se lves. It fires two operating the battle station as if the character has the talents. The number
small projectiles attached to long, thin wires that deliver an electric charge of times each talent can be used is calculated per station, not per character,
that incapacitates an organic target's nervous and muscu lar system s. If the so sw itching characters in the middle of a battle does not grant additional
target is a droid, the electric current acts like an ion gun and interferes with uses. Droids with the droid commander prestige class cannot use these tal-
the droid's systems. Additionally, a taser can be use d as a melee weapon ents more often even if they duplicate talents the droid already possesses.
like an electroshock probe.
Droid Command Station
Video Screen On starships and at other installations requiring a large droid population,
This accesso ry gives the droid a small, built- in video sc re en to display text, centra li zed droid command stations direct and control droids as they carry
translations, diagnostics, programming, pictures, and other information. out their daily operation s. A droid or an organic overseer can operate the
Screen sizes vary from 50mm to 500mm and are priced at 1 credit per square droid command station. On large sta rships or major fac il ities, the station is
millimeter of screen size. manned at all hours. Smaller operations might use the station to issue com-
mands and to provide automated oversight. Droids in the command station's
Voice-print Command Lock pool must have a com link, an integrated com link, or a remote processor in
This accessory ensures that a droid is able to obey only its master. With a order to ma intain contact with the station . Accessing the station requires the
voice-print command lock installed, a droid fol lo ws only commands issued appropriate password or code cylinder. The station typ ically has Intelligence
by a sing le source. The droid ana lyses the voice print of its master and 14 (or the ship's Intel ligence, whichever is higher) and a Will Defense of 15.
ignores commands from anyone else. A recording of the master's voice can Standard droid command stations provide the following functions with the
be used, but getting the droid to obey a recorded command requires a Use in dicated Use Computer or Mechanics check:
Computer check against the droid 's Will Defense with a +5 bonus to the • Issue a routine co mmand to order a droid in the droid pool to carry out
droid's defense. a specific ta sk. If the droid is familiar with the task, or if the droid is
trained in the associated skil l, no skill check is required. If the command
is unusual or highly specific, a Use Computer check might be required Droid Recharge Station
at the Gamemaster's discretion. The user gains a + 10 equipment bonus Droid recharge stations are found anywhere droids are common ly used: star-
to Use Computer, Persuasion, and Perception checks against the droid. ships, residences, starports, industrial facilities, and similar locations. Public
Commands can be issued verbally or by keypad. recharge stations are available for a fee of 20 credi ts per recharge. Droids
• Coordinate multiple droids in the pool, enab lin g them to complete task s typically require 1 hour to recharge. The station is not self- powered, and must
more efficiently. With a DC 15 Use Computer check by the station oper- be linked to an outside power source. Droids also use recharge stations whi le
ator, each droid aiding in a given task provides a +3 bonus instead of a waiting unti l their services are called upon. Recharge stations provide basic
+2 bonus and automatically succeeds on checks to aid another. droid diagnostics with a DC 10 Use Computer check, revealing the droid's
• Locate any droid in the droid pool anywhere within the station's current hit points, position on the condition track, and the operatio nal status
operational range-typica ll y the vessel or facility where the station is of all systems, appendages, and too ls. Aboard starsh ips, droids parked in a
installed. The target droid must be fitted with a tracking device or a recharge station are secured for travel. A recharge station can be universal
restraining bolt that can be tracked by station's sensors or the facility's for all droids up to a certain size-typically Sma ll, Medium, or Large-or
security network. A Use Computer check of DC 5 is sufficient to locate designed for a specific droid degree or model.
any such droid.
• Receive detailed information about a droid's status, including current Droid Socket
hit points, position on the condition track, and the operational condi- Designed exclusively for astromech droids, the droid socket serves as a station
tion of its systems and accessories. No check is required. combining copilot, systems monitoring, astrogation, and damage-control
n • Reprogram a dro id in the pool by remote or direct connection to the
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» station (see page 192 of the Saga Edition core rulebookJ. Droid sockets are featured on many snub fighters, the occasional shuttle,
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one onto a ship that does not norma ll y carry a socket.
Standard droid sockets allow an astromech droid to perform the fol-
lowing tasks:
• Pilot or copilot the ship or vehicle with the pilot's permission; if the pilot
is unconscious, permission is not required.
• Act as a system operator to raise, lower, or recharge shie lds (see page
172 of the Saga Edition core rulebookJ.
• Act as an engineer to reroute power (see page 172 of the Saga Edition
core rulebookJ.
• Make limited Mechanics checks to jury-rig or otherwise repair a ship's
systems as determined by the Gamemaster.
• Make Use Computer checks through the ship's system and built-in
scomp link.
• Operate the communicat ions system and sensors.
• Input hyperspace jump coordinates from an astrogation buffer and
control the hyperdrive with the Use Computer sk ill, if the sh ip has a
hyperdrive.
• Operate pilot and droid ejection system-with the pilot's express per-
mission. Th e droid ejection system fires the droid out of the socket and
away from the ship at speed 12.
Standard prohibited actions and systems (can be overridden by the
pilot):
• Weapons activation and firing.
• Jumping to hyperspace without approval.
Optional systems that might not be found on every ship include:
• Astromech self-load ing system , such as on the Naboo N-l starfighter.
ASTROMECH UNITS IN A OROID RECHAROe: STATION
invested trained skills in Knowledge skills feel like she has wasted resources.
AD,,",UDICATINO DROID Maybe the ace pilot suddenly finds himself sitting in the copilot's chair while
MODIFICATIONS the droid takes the helm. By raw statistics, there are many ways in which a
One of the biggest challenges a Gamemaster faces when deal ing with droids droid can be modified to do things that the heroes do, and better.
in the party is what to do when the players start modifying the droids . When this happens, consider altering the way the droid performs its task
Through the droid modification rules, players might attempt modifications so that, while it gets the job done, maybe it doesn't do so by the easiest
that seriously alter the nature of the game in a way that you have not antici- means. When the droid is turned loose to make a Mechanics check to repair
pated. The best thing to do when a player attempts to introduce a modifica- the ship, it starts installing "improvements" that manifest elsewhere. When
tion that isn't appropriate for the game is to stop it before it happens. Be the protocol droid programmed with every Knowledge skill is brought along
up-front in exp laining that you don't think the modification is appropriate to answer every question, perhaps it answers in roundabout ways that reveal
for the game, and try to find another solution that works for both you and information that the players want to keep secret. Droids, like all beings, are
the player. Remember, just because a piece of equipment or modification flawed, and whenever a droid has been modified to obviate other characters
appears in a book doesn't mean that your players should automatically be able or droids, those flaws shoul d be brought to the forefront. As with the situ-
to perform that modification or install that equipment. There are a number ation above, it's more interesting to create a choice for your players (keep
offactors-social, economic, and legal - that can preclude the production or the droid or get rid of it) than to simply take the droid away.
modification of a particu lar droid .
With all that said, sometimes droids in your game may be modified to a TAKINO AWAV TovS
point where they are disrupting the game. Below is some advice on handling There may be times when you have no choice but to take the droid away
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their toys. When you have no other option but to take the droid away from
UNBAL.ANCINO MODIFICATIONS the heroes, consider the following guidelines:
One of the most obvious problem s you will come across as a Gamemaster Make the droid's removal part of the plot: Don't just have a storm-
is a droid that has been modified in such a way as to be unbalancing in trooper shoot the droid; have a droid thief stea l it in order to learn more
encounters. Either the droid is making encounters too easy, or the droid about the heroes. Have the droid's memory wiped by a malicious slicer hired
is overshadowing the contributions of the other heroes, or the droid just by the heroes' enemies, or have its memory copie d first and held as blackmail
makes one player too much the focus of the combat round. Maybe the by an unscrupulous crime lord . Have the droid destroyed as a part of a failed
player installed shields on the droid that make it nigh invincible. Whatever assassination attempt. Whatever form your removal of the droid takes, set
the actual modification, your be st bet is to consider complications that can it up to cre ate a new adventure and story possibilities.
arise as a result of owning this droid. Offer a replacement for the droid: When you take someth ing away
Suppose a droid is a combat monster, blowing through your encounters. from the heroes, don't forget to give so mething back. The replacement for
Let the player have his or her fun for a few encounters. Then create complica- the droid doesn't always have to be another droid, either; maybe the heroes
tions. Maybe the droid isn't as precise as it should be, and it ends up causing meet a Squib mechanic with many of the same skills as the stolen droid, or
collateral damage. Maybe the droid ends up firing on innocent bystanders, or perhaps the heroes' sta rship gets upgraded with a droid brain thanks to their
destroys a passing airspeeder ju st to take out some stormtroopers. The droid benefactor. Whatever you give as a replacement should obviously be free of
then becomes a liability, and the heroes need to decide whether or not it's the same problems that cause d you to take the droid away in the first place,
worth keeping the droid around. Likewise, a savvy slicer might reprogram the but figure out what good things the droid brought to the group and find a
droid, turning it against the heroes. Even after the heroes subdue it, there suitabl e replacement for that.
will always be some lingering doubt as to whether or not all of the traitor- Give the heroes a chance to recover the droid: If you simply take the
ous programming was eradicated. When a droid is too powerful, introduce droid away, it will likely be very obvious to your players that you removed it
drawbacks that require the heroes to carefully consider the droid's value. because you didn't like what it was doing to the game. If a droid is stolen, or
its memories taken, or its parts scavenged by Jawas, sometimes you'll have
REDUNDANT MODIFICATIONS the option of letting your players try and get those things back. Of course,
Another troubling aspect of droids and droid modifications is that sometimes when the droid is restored it may not be exactly the same as before, but this
a modified droid can make other droids, and even other heroes, feel obsolete. is an opportunity to remove the modifications that created the problem, and
Maybe the droid has every Knowledge skill trained, making the noble who it helps make the droid into an evolving character.
SD SMELTER DRDID

BO SMEL.TER OROID
80 Smelter Oroid CL 0
Medium droid (5th-degree) non hero ic 1
Init -2; Senses darkvision; Perception +2
Languages Ba sic, Binary
Defenses Ref 15 (flat-footed 15), Fort 14 (24 to resist fire and
extre me heat), Will 10
hp 4; Threshold 14
Immune droid traits
Speed 4 square s (walking)
Melee claw +2 (ld4+4) or
Melee claw +2 (2d4+4) w ith Mighty Swing
Ranged by weapon +0
Base Atk +0; Grp +4
Atk Options Mighty Swing
Abilities Str 1S, Oex 10, Con -, Int S, Wis 10, Cha S
Special Qualities droid traits, heat resistant
Feats Mighty Sw in g, Skill Focus (Endurance), Skil l Training (Endurance),
Weapon Proficiency (simple weapons)
Skills Endurance +S, Knowledge (physical sciences) +4, Perception +2
Systems basic processor, walking locomotion, 2 claw appendages,
improved sensor package, darkvision, secondary battery, vocab ulator,
duravlex shell (+4 armor)
Availability Licensed; Cost 7,250 credits
Heat Resistant-W hen the SO sme lter droid is exposed to extreme heat or
fire, it takes half damage if the attack succeeds and no damage if the
attack fails, and it does not move on the condition track.

80 Smelter Oroid
Medium droid (5th -deg ree)
hp 4 With all the industries in the galaxy that rely on metals, severa l mining
Threshold 14 companies that also smelt their ores became quite successful in their fields.
Move (1 swift action, 2/turn) However, the smelting process proved to be extreme ly hazardous for organic
The SO sme lter droid moves 4 squares (walking). workers who labored in side the blast furnaces. Roche, hoping to step up
Mighty Swing (1 sw ift act ion, l/turn) its presence in the droid market, designed the SO sme lter droid to work in
The SO smelter droid dea ls + 1 die of damage on its next melee attack in incredibly hot sme lting plants in pl ace of more vulnerable organic employees.
the same round . Much to the delight of the Verpines that run Roche, the SO was well accepted
Skills Enduranc e +S, Knowledge (physical sciences) +4, Perception +2 by the major sme lting companies.
Vital Systems 2 claw appendages, vocabulator The feature of the SO smelter droid that makes it better at working in
higher temperatures than the typ ical droid is the proprietary ore from which
it is made. By molecularly combining high-grade durasteel with kevlex, Roche
created a metal with a melting point of over 1,650 degrees Centigrade and
used it to create the SO, which can work in areas that would turn other droid s
into slag. (See page 54 for more details on the duravlex shell .)
SO sme lter droids can be played as droid heroes.
but not necessary. Finally, reprogram the droid's skill set to include Decep-
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eo SMEL..TER OROID tion in place of either factory-instal led sk ill. The 80 must adopt its master's
speech patterns and mannerisms to pull off a convincing imitation. As long
Players who would like to construct an 80 smelter droid hero should
as the droid is at least 3 squares away from anyone attempting to penetrate
start with the stock labor droid chassis (see page 11). The best starting
the disguise, the 80 sme lter droid can rerol l its Deception check twice and
class to use with this droid is the scout. Choose the Mighty Swing feat to
keep the best of the three rolls. Overall, making this decoy modification is
demonstrate the droid's strength, the Extra Second Wind feat to express
not as effective as using a replica droid, but the changes are easy to make.
the droid's resilience, or the Armor Proficiency (light) feat to allow the
droid to use the duravlex shell without incurring an armor check penalty.
Purchase a duravlex shell to gain the heat resistant special quality as
MODIFICATION: SURVIVAL..IST
Scouts and explorers sometimes mod ify the 80 sme lter droid into a survival-
described in the droid's statistics block. Select at least Endurance and
ist. This modification adds extra parts to the chassis, especially around the
Knowledge (physical sciences) as the droid's starting skills; for additional
joints, to better prepare the droid for dealing with extreme environments.
skills, consider Mechanics to represent the droid's ability to work with
The changes cost 1,000 credits and require a DC 20 Mechanics check and
heavy equipment, Persuasion to represent the droid's ability to influence
4 hours of work. In addition, the droid 's programming is updated to al low it
others through asserting itself, and Survival to represent the droid's
to better survive in rugged environments and to help others adapt to such
resistance to extreme temperatures. Be sure to purchase darkvision, an
surroundings. To accomplish this, reprogram the droid's Knowledge (physi-
improved sensor package, and a secondary battery as part of the droid's
cal sciences) skill to the Survival ski ll. At the same time, reprogram the Ski ll
starting equipment.
Focus (Endurance) feat to Skill Training (Knowledge [life sciences]) to expand
the droid's database on the galaxy's many lifeforms. Having this information
MODIFICATION: readi ly available gives the droid the ability to reroll any Survival check. In
DAMAOE CONTROL.. OROID addition, since the droid is equipped with a duravlex shell, it automatically
The 80 sme lter droid can be used as a damage control droid aboard starships. succeeds on its use of the Endure Extreme Temperatures application of the
In this modification, which is popular among smugglers, mercenaries, and Survival ski ll and can do so without a field kit.
capta ins of ships with a low crew count , the droid is equipped with special
tools and gear that allow it to rush to areas of the ship that have been hit and
make quick repairs to prevent damage from getting out of control. Because A LITTL..E ATTITUDE
other crew members are free to stay at their posts, the ship fares better when I have dealt with these smelting droids in the past, and I can
defending itse lf from attackers. First, upgrade the servomotors that control honestly say that their attitudes leave much to be desired. They
the droid's speed, boosting its movement to 6 squares per turn to help it reach are belligerent toward other droids they work with, claiming that "lesser"
its destination as fast as most of the rest of the crew. Next, reprogram the droids are too stupid to know what they are doing. They make snide
Know ledge (p hysica l sc iences) sk ill to Mechanics so the droid can commence remarks about organics behind their backs, stating that organics are slave
repairs upon arriva l without depending on another member of the crew; it also drivers who do not care for the well-being of the droids in their care .
helps to reprogram the Skill Focus (Endurance) feat to Skill Focus (Mechanics). Smelting droids can be outright hateful of droids that work in offices.
Insta lli ng a fire extingu isher and giving the droid a too l kit completes the mod i- They seem to think that office droids are just lazy, although they really
ficat ion. With all these components in place, an 80 smelter droid can jury-rig do not have much room to talk .
a damaged system to working order so well that it restores 2d8 hit points to Fortunately, the 80 smelting droids at most mining facilities do not
the ship and moves the ship +2 steps on the condition track. have it anywhere near as bad as do those on Resilon, a small world at
the far edge of the Mid Rim. Word has it that the organics who run that
MODIFICATION: planet's mines have treated the droids so badly that the smelting droid s
MASTER'S DECOY have banded together to lead a revolt against their owners. Apparently,
The dream of being in two places at once is now a possibility with this par- the droids are demanding to be treated fairly and refuse to work until
ticular modification of the 80 smelter droid, which allows it to act as a decoy. they are guaranteed such treatment. However, the death of one of their
First, replace the droid's claw appendages with hands, and reprogram the owners seems to tell a different story. I do not know if the fatality was
droid's vocabu lator to emu late its master's voice. Fitting the droid with the an accident, but the outlook for Resilon's defiant smelting droids does
proper clothes and cosmetic alterations is important, especially considering not seem bright.
that the droid 's standard legs are of Verpine design and sport complicated
joints. Swapping them out for legs in a more humanoid style is encouraged
Issue Routine Command (1 sw ift action, l/turn)
AgO-SERIES The A9G-Series archive droid issues a routine command to a computer
ARCHIVE OROIO that has a friendly attitude toward it.
Translator (1 free action)
A9G-Series Archive Droid CL 0 With a DC 10 translator check, the A9G-Series archive droid tran slate s to
Medium droid (1st-degree) nonheroic 2 or from any language it knows.
Init + 1; Senses Perception + 1 Skills Gather Information + 12, Knowledge (bureaucracy) + 13,
Languages Basic, Binary, 2 unassigned Perception + 1, Use Computer + 13
Defenses Ref 10 (flat-footed 10), Fort 10, Will 10 Vital Systems 2 hand appendages, translator unit (DC 10), vocabulato r,
hp 7; Threshold 10 code cylinde r, sto rage device (20 memory uni ts)
Immune droid traits
Speed 6 squares (walking) Still high on the success of the R2-Series astromech droid, Indu st rial
Melee unarmed +1 (ld3) Automaton sought to continue that achievement by making other droid
Ranged by weapon + 1 models that performed similar functions. One line of droids to come from
Base Atk + 1; Grp + 1 the many designs of that time is the A9G-Series archive droid. Unlike the R2,
Abilities Str 10, Dex 11, Con -, Int 14, Wis 10, Cha 12 the humanoid-shaped A9G was not intended to work aboard stars hips but
n Special Qualities archive processo r, droid traits to act as the ideal administrator of data networks, overseeing the computer
I Feats Distracting Droid, Skill Focus (Gather Information, Knowledge systems of large corporations and governments by using its data- sifting
» software to satisfy their organizational and managerial needs. Th e major flaw
1l [bureaucracy], Use Computer)
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11I Skills Gather Information + 12, Knowledge (bureaucracy) + 13, of the A9G design came to ligh t after the droids placed in major corporations
D experienced a series of problems and made poor decisions when attempting
Perception + 1, Use Computer + 13
;; Systems heuristic processor, walking locomotion, 2 hand appendages, to handle high volumes of data traffic. Companies with smaller in form ation
translator unit (DC 10), vocabulator networks had few or no problems; the droids were capable of handl ing the
Possessions code cylinder, storage device (20 memory units) lighter flow of traffic.
Availability Licensed; Cost 6,880 credits A9G-Series archive droid s can be played as droid heroes.
Archive Processor-A s a full-round action, the A9G-Series archive droid
can quickly sift through vo lum es of information stored in a computer
network while sea rching for a spec ifi c piece of data. The droid can
reroll Gather Information or Knowledge checks when attempting to PI-AVINO AN AgO-SERIES
retrieve information from a computer system but must keep the ARCHIVE ORCJIO
second result, even if it is worse . Any player who wants to design a version of the A9G-Series archive droid
with hero levels should begin with the stock protocol droid chassis (see
page 13). The best starting class to choose to recreate the A9G is the
AgO-SERIES ARCHIVE ORCJIO
scoundrel, using the Skill Focus (Use Computer) feat to emphasize its
Medium droid (1st-degree)
competency in working with computer systems. When the droid starts
hp 7
its adventuring career, it gains the archive processor special quality, as
Threshold 10
described in its statistics block, in lieu of a translator unit. Select Gather
Move (1 sw ift action, 2/turn)
Information and Use Computer as two of the droid's starting skills; for
The A9G-Series archive droid moves 6 squa res (walking).
additional skills, consider Knowledge (bureaucracy) to represent the
Archive Processor (2 swift action s, l/turn)
droid's ability to understand how computer networks are organized,
The A9G-Series archive droid can reroll Gather Information or Knowledge
Knowledge (technology) to represent the droid's knowledge of how
checks whi le connected to a computer system but must keep the
computer systems operate, and Mechanics to represent the droid's abil-
second result, even if it is worse.
ity to work within a computer system even when experiencing technical
Improve Access (2 swift actions, l /turn)
difficulties. Be sure to purchase a code cylinder, and consider a data pad
The A9G-Series arch ive droid makes a Use Computer check against the
and blank datacards as part of the droid's starting equipment.
target computer's Will Defense to improve the computer 's attitude
toward it.
OVERWORKED
You interested in this A9G droid here, eh? He's a good buy! Don't ~ anything the droid con si ders relevant. Installing the appropriate recorder
let those black marks around his neck fool you-they're just, uh, requires a DC 20 Mechanic s check and 2 hours of work. Adding a storage
cosmetic. Okay, it's really carbon scoring, but not from blaster shots. device gives the A9G the option of sending inform at ion to its master to avoid
The droid got these marks from burning out its processor while on the being caught with sens itive data or of storing the information in its chassis so
job. See, A9G-Series droids do their jobs so well, their owners tend to the data won't be intercepted during transmission. Reprogramming its trained
keep them working around the clock, continually processing information skills to exchange Knowledge (bureaucracy) for Perception helps the .droid to
in their networks. The little guys work and work without a break until better lo ca te the information it seeks, and taking Stea lth in creases its chance
boom, their processors get fried and they shut down. But don't worry of succ essfully obtaining data and getting out without being discovered.
about this one. I personally refurbished the original processor, so it's as
good as new. Where did I get the droid? Uh, I picked it up from this guy MODIFICATION:
that blew through town. Looked like a pirate. Might have been part of SLICER'S COMPUTER
that band that's been hitting merchant ships and small colonies along Slicers like the idea of walking into a facility without anyone suspecting
the Hydian Way, you know? I even heard that they took another A9G that their int entions, and this modification transform s the A9G-Series archive
belonged to the royal family of Katchan on the edge of the Outer Rim. droid into a portable computer tha t ca rrie s itself. First, install a portable
Supposed to hold some valuable information. I sure would love to find computer into the droid's chassis with a DC 20 M ec hanics check and 1 hour
that droid-they'd probably pay a nice reward for its return. Well, enough of work. The upp er back is the be st location for the computer. Creating a
of my rambling. Tell you what-I'll scrub off that scoring for an extra 25 link bet wee n the datapad's process or and the droid' s archive processor is
n
credits. What do you say? optional, but doing so allows the slicer to increa se the speed at which he or I
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she can sl ice through a co mp uter system . Establi shing the link requires a DC 11
20 Mechanics check, a DC 20 Use Computer check, and 2 hours of work to -f
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MODIFICATION: FIELD MEDIC properl y sy nchroni ze the processors. Once the lin k is esta blished, using the D
Whe n some thing goes wrong an d so mebody gets hurt, a medic can never droid in thi s fashion allows the sli ce r to reroll his or her Use Computer check
be too close. A popular modification of the A9G-Serie s archive droid is to on ce per encounte r and keep the better of the two results.
make it a field medic. Thi s modification involves tweaking the droid's archive
processo r so that it accesses a medical databa se within its chassis in stead of
an external computer network. Thu s, the A9G need not rely on a stationary
mainframe to access information and can use it s skills anywhere a medical
emergency exists. In addition, reprogram the droid's skil l set, changing the
Knowledge (bureaucracy) and Use Computer ski ll s to Knowl ed ge (li fe sci -
ences) and Treat Injury, to allow the droid to diagnos e and t rea t ailments. The
droid retains the archive process or speci al quality but is limited to rerolling
only Knowledge (life sci ences) check s rather than all Knowledge checks . Swap
out the code cylinder for a medical kit, and to allow the droid to scan through
its photoreceptors, consider in st alling diagnostic scanners in th e droid's head
(requiring a DC 20 Mechanics check and 2 hours of work) . Coupled with the
medical database, the scanners grant a +2 equipment bonus to the droid's
Treat Injury checks that stack s with the +2 bonus received from using a
medical kit when it administers first aid. Furthermore, removing the sc anner
from the medical kit makes room for two add itional medpacs.

MODIFICATION:
RECONNAISSANCE OROID
Most people do not suspect that an archive droid might be gathering intel -
ligence, rec ording events to send ba ck to its ma ster. Thus, t his particular
modification can be quite useful to numerous organizations . To set up the
A9G to act as a reconnaissance droid, modify its photorece ptors to work in
conjunction with either a vi deo recorder or a holorecorder to covertly record

A90·SERIES ARCHiVe: DRDID


AD-SEAlES WEAPONS MAINTENANCE OROID

AD-SERIES WEAPONS
MAINTENANCE DROID
AD-Series Weapons Maintenance Droid CL 1
Medium droid (1st-degree) sold ier 1
Force 2
Init +7; Senses Perception +7
Languages Basic, Binary, 3 unassigned
Defenses Ref 16 (flat-footed 14), Fort 13, Will 13
hp 30; Threshold 13
Immune droid traits
Speed 6 squares (walking), 6 squares (hovering)
Melee unarmed +1 (ld 3)
Ranged by weapon +3
Base Atk + 1; Grp +3

n Abilities Str 10, Dex 15, Con -, Int 16, Wis 15, Cha 10
I Special Qualities droid traits
)
11 Talents Harm's Way
-t
(I) Feats Armor Proficiency (light, medium), Skill Focus (Mechanics),
II
Weapon Proficiency (pistols, rifles, simp le weapons)
Skills Climb +5, Initiative +7, Knowledge (ta ct ics) +8, Mechanics + 13,
Perception +7, Use Computer +8
Systems heuristic processor, walking locomotion, hovering locomotion,
2 tool appendages, tool kit, vocabu lator, quadanium shell (+ 3 armor)
The AD - Series weapons maintenance droid makes a Use Computer check
Availability Military; Cost 13,840 credits
agai nst the target com pu ter's Will Defense to improve the computer's
attitude toward it.
AD-SERIES WEAPONS Patrol Duty (1 swi ft action, l/turn)
MAINTENANCE DROID The AD-Series weapons maintenance droid makes a Perception check
Medium droid (1st-degree) aga in st the target's Stealth check. If the check is successfu l, the droid
hp 30 detect s the target.
Threshold 13 Skills Climb +5, Initiat ive +7, Knowledge (tactics) +8, Mechanics + 13,
Move (1 sw ift action, 2/turn) Perception +7, Use Computer +8
The AD-Series weapons mainten anc e droid moves 6 squa res (walking) or Vital Systems 2 tool appendages, tool kit, vocabulator
6 sq uares (hove ring).
Avoid Surprise (1 free action) Arakyd Indust ries was riding high on the success of its probe droids when the
The AD-Series weapons maintenan ce droid makes a Perception check company announced its next model. The AD-Series weapons maintenance
at the start of a battle. If the check is successful , the droid's master droid was envisioned as a companion to every stormtrooper squad, making
avoids surprise. sure the troopers' weapons and armor were in opt imal condition and leaving
Disable Device (2 swift actions, l/turn) the troops more time to protect and serve the citi zens of the Empire. Arakyd
The AD-Series weapons maintenance droid makes a Mechanics check to executives, noting the Empire's repeat business with companies such as Kuat
disable a trap. Drive Yards, commissioned their factorie s to build massive quantities of the
Improve Access (2 sw ift actions, l/turn) AD as soo n as it was announced.
Imper ial efficiency studies showed t hat the benefits to stormtrooper hunters themse lve s, using their knack with weaponry to become masters of
squads were minim al compared to the cost of add in g the droids. As a re sult, weapons such as the long-range bla ster rifle. To turn an AD-Series droid into
the Empire never picked up the droid, and the fiasco nearly sent Arakyd in to a sniper, select a single weapon and tailor the droid's interna l tool kit to that
bankruptcy. Th e AD quickly filtered down to planetary governments and weapon. Doing so requires a DC 20 Mechanics check and 1 hour of work .
sma ller organizat ions, with Arakyd taking a loss on eac h sa le. This modification grants the droid a +2 bonu s when using that weapon, but
AD-Series weapons maintenance droid s can be played as droid heroes. it imposes a -2 penalty when the droid use s any other weapon, even one of
a si milar make and model. To all ow the droid to intimid ate others, replace
it s Mech anics sk ill with Persuasion, which requires a DC 25 Use Computer
PL-AYINC3 AN A~-SERIES
check and 30 minute s of work .
WEAPONS MAINTENANCE
OROIO
MODIFICATION:
AD-Series weapons maintenance droids have ended up on both sides of SPEAKEASY OROID
the law. Loca l law enforcement uses them as patro l officers and evidence- Crime lord s are always looking for cheap, disposable muscle, and the AD-
ana lysis droids. Criminal organizations use them to provide security Series droid s often f it the bill. They know their way around a blaster and
and maintai n weapons that are used in illegal operations. Many bounty have a very inti mid ating look. When station ed at the entrance to a crimina l
hunter guild s employ these droids as wel l, and some even count AD droids enterpri se such as a ca ntina or a club, an AD-Series droid can collect the
as members. The droids t hemselves are general ly quiet, although many weapons of patrons to reduce the cha nce that a fight will break out, or it
harbor resentment against the Empire for being passed over. ca n quickly deactivate weapons to put its master's mind at ease.
When creating an AD-Series weapons maintenance droid character, Making a speakea sy modification invol ves th ree steps. First, upgrade
start with either the scou ndrel class or the soldier class. These droids are the droid's vocabu lator to give its voice a meaner edge (requiring a DC 20
self-sufficie nt , but they can greatly benefit from weapon specialization Mechanic s check and 30 minute s of work), and reprogram it to have the
talents and feats. Persua sion ski ll and the Skill Focus (Persuasion) feat. Second, upgrade the
droid's pattern-recogn ition software, which gives it the Skill Focus (Percep-
tion) feat and allows it to identify the many weapons in its database when
MODIFICATION: POL-ICE OROID
they are hidden under coats, in bag s, and so on. This modification require s
Smaller cit ies and starports usually can't afford a full-time security staff. In
a DC 20 Mechanics check and 30 minutes of work. The third step, which is
such places, the AD-Series droid has found a niche market as a police droid.
opt ion al, is to install a weapon detector (see page 63) on the droid .
Although the droids are not as sophisticated as some models specifically
designed for the job, they do well at co ll ecting evid ence, contain ing crime
scenes, and apprehending suspects. THEIR L-OSS, My GAIN
Th e f irst step in making the police droid modification is to remove the
You ask me, the AD-Series is nice and versatile. Fits a lot of roles "
internal weapons maintenance tool kit and replace it with a storage space for
overlooked by other manufacturers. Give an AD the right set
law en forcement equ ipment. Thi s modification require s a DC 20 Mechanics
of equipment, and it can protect whatever needs protecting-or blast
check and 20 minutes of work to complete. Standard replacement equip-
through whatever needs blasting through. Even if you don't like to take
ment includes binders, a secure datapad, and a glowrod. Next, reprogram the
apart and rebuild every droid you own, the AD offers a lot of options
droid's sk ill set, replacing Knowledge (tactics) with Persuasion; this requires
once you get it home. But just between you and me, friend, I don't buy
a DC 20 Use Computer check and 30 minutes of work. La st, give the droid a
that bantha fodder about efficiency reports sinking Arakyd's contract
weapon to defend itself. An integrated bla ster is often in sta lled, but some
with the Empire. I think a lot of Arakyd executives started having second
jurisdictions lack either the funding or the desire to make this modification
thoughts about the Empi re after what happened to Alderaan . So the
and simply equip the droid with a standard blaster carb in e.
Empire kil led the contract to teach them a lesson about loyalty. Proof?
Of course I don't have proof! But it wouldn't surprise me if some Rebels
MODIFICATION: SNIPER OROID
broke into a Moffs safe or something and found incriminating evidence.
Ma ny AD-Serie s droids ended up in the hand s of bounty hunters. The solo
If that happened, you'd probably see a lot more droids disappearing from
operators find an ext ra pair of arms useful in the fie ld, and the gu ild s use
inventory and ending up in Rebel hands.
AD-Series droid s to make profits by charging members fees to have the
droids maintain their blasters. A few AD-Serie s droid s become bou nty
Avoid Surprise (1 free action)
ANNIHIL..ATOR OROID The annihilator droid makes a Perception check at the start of a battle.
Annihilator Droid CL 12 If the check is successful, the droid's master avoid s surp ri se.
Huge droid (4th-degree) non heroic 12/soldier 8 Blaster Barrage (2 sw ift actions, l/turn)
Force 4 The ann ihilator droid makes two ranged attacks at + 13. If successful,
In it + 17; Senses Perception + 17 each attack dea ls 5d8 +4 points of damage.
Languages Basic, Binary Rapid Shot (1 sw ift ac tion, l/turn)
The annihi lator dro id makes a ranged attack at + 18. If successful,
Defenses Ref 21 (flat-footed 19), Fort 27, Will 20
the attack deal s 4d 8+4 point s of dama ge.
hp 120; SR 20 ; Threshold 42
Twin Blaster Burst (1 sw ift action , l/turn)
Immune droid traits
The ann ih ilato r droid makes a range d at t ack at +20. If successful, th e
Speed 2 squa res (walking), 10 sq uare s (whee led)
attack deals 3d8+4 points of damage.
Melee una rm ed +24 (ld6+ 11)
Skills Ini tiative + 17, Perception + 17, Stealth -2
Ranged la ser ca nnon +20 (3d8+4) or
Vital Systems 2 too l appendages wi th la se r cannons (treat as bla ster
Ranged laser cannon +1 8 (4d8+4) with Rapid Shot or
rifl es), shie ld generator (SR 20), in tern al co m link, voca bulator
Ranged laser can non +15 (5d8+4) with Burst Fire or
Ranged la ser ca nnon + 18/+ 18 (3d8+4) or
Ranged laser ca nn on + 16/+ 16 (4d8+4) with Rapid Shot or Origin ally designed to protect the Colicoid homeworld of Colla IV, the
Ranged laser ca nnon + 13/+ 13 (5d8 + 4) with Burst Fire annihilator droid is a larger, more dangerous version of the Droi deka that
Fighting Space 3x3; Reach 1 square the Colicoids use fo r home defen se. Nicknamed the "Scorpenek" droid, thi s
Base Atk + 17; Grp +34 droid wa lks on four pointed limbs; xenosocio logists from the University
Atk Options autofire (l aser can nons), Burst Fire, Rapid Shot, Runn ing Attack of San bra speculate that the Co li co id s did not build a rolling movement
Special Actions Devastating Attack (rifles), Penetratin g Attack (rifle s) mechan ism into th is droid because the Coli co ids felt it wou ld be a mockery
Abilities Str 25, Dex 15, Con -, In t 8, Wis 15, Cha 7 of their own biology.
Fortuna tely for t he rest of the galaxy, an nihila tor droids are almost
Special Qualities droid tr aits
prohibitively expensive to manufacture. Th e Colicoid s manufacture only a
Talents Armored Defen se, Devastating Attack (ri f les), Improved Armo red
Defense, Penetrating Attack (rifles) fe w more than they need for sel f- defense, and reac t ivate the manufa ctur-
Feats Armor Proficiency (light), Burst Fi re, Dua l Weapon Mastery I, Dual ing facilities only to re place lo st or destroyed droids. So powe rfu l are these
annihil ator droid s that even heavy armored ve hicles can rarely stand up to
Wea pon Mastery II, Improved Dam age Threshold, Point Bl ank Shot,
Prec ise Shot, Rapid Shot, Running Attack, Sk ill Training (I nitiati ve ), their firepower.
Sn ipe r, Triple Crit, We apo n Focus (rifles), Weapon Proficiency (heavy Annih ilato r dro ids ca n't be pl ayed as droid heroes.
weapons, rifles)
Skills Initiative + 17, Percep ti on + 17, Stea lth -2
Systems wa lki ng locomotio n, wheel ed locomotion (excl usive), remote ENCOUNTERINO AN
receiver, 2 tool appendages, shield generator (SR 20 ), in terna l com link, ANNIHILATOR OROIO
vocab ul ato r, bronzium she ll (+ 5 armor; treat as quadanium plating) The heroes are making their way through a scrap yard, looking for a
Possessions 2 laser cannons (t reat as blaster rifl es ) wayward droid that contains important information. Just as they finally
Availability Military; Cost 59 ,275 cred its
find the droid, a pile of scrap nearby tumbles down, and an annihilator
ANNIHILATOR OROID droid appears to attack them. The heroes need to reach cover, but all they
Hu ge droid (4th-d egree) can find are small tunnels dug through the piles of junk. If they venture
hp 120 in too far, they disturb mynocks that have nested beneath the scrap yard.
Threshold 42 (SR 20) The heroes have a tough decision-try to outrun the annihilator droid in
the open, or take their chances with the mynocks in the tunnels?
Move (1 sw ift action, 2/turn)
Th e ann ihilator droid moves 2 sq uares (wa lking). If the droid takes two
swift action s to move in the sa me turn, it changes into whee led mode
and moves 10 square s.
ANNIHIL.ATOR OROIO

also fire-linked the droids to target the same attackers automatically. The
huge powertrain on each droid allows it to haul large piece s of cargo and
to protect itsel f from attacks by ve hi cles . Owners using this modification
shou ld be careful not to overload the droid with cargo . Doing so reduces its
mobility and its abi li ty to defend its elf. Modifying an annihil ato r droid to
haul cargo require s a DC 20 Mechanics check and 1 hour of work for each
cargo pod added. Each pod can hold 200 kilograms of ca rgo and imposes a
-1 penalty to either the droid' s attack roll or its Reflex Defense; the penalty
is chosen when the pod is added . Connect in g mUltiple droid s requires a DC
20 Use Computer check for each droid to be fire - linked . If the process is
successful, a fire-linked droid grants a +4 bonus when aiding another droid
that has been fire- linked.

MODIFICATION: SPACE SENTRY


Th e annihi lator droid carries serious firepower on the batt lefi eld. It is designed
to punch through ar mored ranks and take down troop transports . In space,
though, someti mes extra guns are needed, and this modification turn s the
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droid into a floating turret. Th e first step is to add lateral maneuvering I
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thrusters to all ow the droid sufficient movement to target ships; the thrusters 11
are not powerful enough to move the droid out of the space in which it was -I
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deployed. Th is change require s a DC 30 Mechanics check and 2 hours of work. D

MODIFICATION:
The next step is to realign the droid' s fire contro l buffers, wh ich require s
a DC 20 Use Computer check. Next, add a project ile launcher, perhaps for
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CAPITAL. SHIP SCRAPPER proton torpedoes or concuss ion missiles. Replacing one of the laser cannons
Destroyed capital ships are an excel lent source of raw material s and replace - with a launcher requires a DC 25 Mechanics check and 1 hour of work. Both
ment parts for damaged ship s of any fleet. Due to their immense size, the se laser cannons can be removed, but most techs prefer to keep one intact so
sh ips can be daunting to disassemble, but inh abitants of Ord Mantell, Raxu s that the droid can cont inu e to defend itse lf when its projectiles are depleted .
Prime, and other junk planets have put modified annihilator droids to the ta sk
of breaking these hulks in to chunks better sized for resale. Thi s modification
A PRIVATE PIRATE
begins by removing the annihilator's shield generator, which requires a DC 20
Nobody likes to see annihilator droids show up on the other side
Mechanics check and 1 hour of work. Th e power from the shield s is diverted
of a battle. Anyone who makes it out alive had better demand
to a magnetic coupler attached to the droid's legs, which requires a DC 25
hazard pay. Field upgrades made these droids even more of a hassle. Now,
Mechanics check and 2 hours of work. Th e coupler allows the droid to crawl
they're more like armored cavalry platforms than the original destroyer
around on ships that no longer have gravity control. Next, refit one of the
droids. The weapons profile is more suited to take out armored vehicles
laser cannons to work as a large we lding device, a task that requires a DC 25
and entrenched positions. But don't let that fool you - a pair of annihilator
Mechanics check and 30 minutes of work. A laser cannon modified in this
droids can mow down plenty of infantry, too.
way deals the same amount of damage, but an attack made using a we lding
The most interesting deployment of annihilator droids I've seen was in
devic e is cons id ered a melee attack. Rep lace the other appendage with a
an asteroid field being used as a base by a band of pirates. Our company
large pincer apparatus for holding cut pieces of ship. This change requires a
had acquired some of these droids in a raid, and the pirates bought them
DC 30 Mechanics check and 2 hours of work .
from us. I was surprised on a later visit to see that the droids were no
longer in the base. I asked where they'd gone, and one of the crew just
MODIFICATION: CARGO HAUL.ER
laughed and pointed out a viewport. The pirates had deployed the droids
The galaxy has a long history of war punctuated by sporadic periods of peace
on key asteroids surrounding the entry route to the base. The asteroids
during which the machines of combat go sil ent. Often, droids built for war are
discouraged outsiders from attacking, and the annihilators were there
modified for peacetime use. A clever sc rap hauler on Ord Mantell modified
to secure the base from "disgruntled former employees."
a few annih ilator droids to serve as protection from rival scrap gangs. She
B LX LA B O R DRO I D
BLX LABOR DROID Medium droid (5th-degree)
hp 4
BLX Labor Droid CL 0
Threshold 12
Medium droid (5th - degree) non heroic 1
Init + 1; Senses Perception - 1 Move (1 swift action, 2/turn)
Languages Basic, Binary The BLX labor droid moves 4 squares (walking).
Improve Access (2 swift actions, l/turn)
Defenses Ref 15 (flat-footed 14). Fort 12, Will 9
The BLX labor droid makes a Use Computer check against the target
hp 4; Threshold 12
computer's Will Defense to improve the computer's attitude toward it.
Immune droid traits
Issue Routine Command (1 swift action, l/turn)
Speed 4 squares (walking)
The BLX labor droid issues a routine command to a computer that has a
Melee unarmed +2 (ld3+2)
friendly attitude toward it.
Ranged by weapon + 1
Jack of All Trades (1 swift action, l/turn)
Base Atk +0; Grp +2
Once per encounter, the BLX labor droid can make any skill check as if it
Abilities Str 15, Dex 12, Con -, Int 6, Wis 8, Cha 16 were trained in that skill.
Special Qualities droid traits, jack of all trades Jury-Rig (2 swift actions, l/turn)
Feats Armor Proficiency (light). Skill Focus (Endurance). Skill Training With a DC 25 Mechanics check, the BLX labor droid can make temporary
(Mechanics, Use Computer) repairs to any disabled mechanical or electronic device (see the Jury-
Skills Endurance +10, Mechanics +3, Perception -1, Use Computer +3 Rig application of the Mechanics skill on page 70 of the Saga Edition
Systems heuristic processor, walking locomotion, 2 hand appendages, core rulebook).
internal storage (10 kg). magnetic feet, vocabulator, durasteel shell
Skills Endurance + 10, Mechanics +3, Perception -1, Use Computer +3
(+4 armor)
Vital Systems 2 hand appendages, internal storage (10 kg). magnetic
Availability Licensed; Cost 8,995 credits
feet, vocabulator
Jack of All Trades-Once per encounter as a standard action, the BLX
labor droid can make any skill check as if it were trained in that skill.

PL..AYING A
Many years before the advent of the Clone Wars, Serv-O-Droid created the BLX LABOR DROID
BLX labor droid as a general labor unit to be used for just about any kind To create a BLX labor droid character, start by selecting the stock labor
of task that can be performed by humanoid species. In fact, the BLX was droid chassis (see page 11). The best starting class for the BLX labor droid
intentionally programmed not to specialize in any particular profession or is the scout, which gives it a higher number of skills and a large number
series of tasks in the hope that its versatility would increase sales. Initial to choose from at 1st level. Replace the basic processor with a heuristic
sales were good, and compliments from customers focused on the model's processor, and swap out the claw appendages for hands. The heavy lift-
magnetic feet (which helped the droids work in zero-gravity environments) ing special quality that normally comes with the generic chassis should
and rugged shell (which protected the droids from the harsh vacuum of space be replaced with the jack of all trades special quality to emphasize the
and micrometeorite impacts). But news of the BLX's shortcomings-such as droid's lack of specialization in programming and design. The droid should
aural and visual sensors calibrated to standard frequencies, slow movement start with Mechanics as one of its trained skills, since that skill cannot be
and slow response time, and an odd, simianlike silhouette-dragged the line's used untrained. Other skills to consider include Endurance to represent
sales figures down quickly. However, the model's strength and stamina, along the droid's ability to outlast most other droid models, Perception to rep-
with revisions to the physical design to make it look more humanoid, helped resent its ability to pick up on signals from those with whom it interacts,
the line survive several more years before being discontinued. and Use Computer to represent its skill in working with computers and
BLX labor droids can be played as droid heroes. computerized systems around its master's domicile. Be sure to purchase
the magnetic feet accessory and 10 kilograms of internal storage as part
of the droid's starting equipment.
BL X L ABOR OROIO

that obtain a BL X impl ement th is modi f ication. Start by insta ll ing a sta ndard
se nso r pack in the droid' s chest sto rage compartment, effecti ve ly removing its
internal storage space. The in st alla tion requires a DC 15 Mechanics check and
1 hour of work to properly link the sensor pack to the droid's intern al w iri ng.
Next, insta ll a se nsor booster, which requires an additional DC 15 Mechanics
check and 1 hour of work. Also, reprogram the droid to shift the Skill Focus
f rom Endurance to Use Co mpu ter to help t he droid establish a sensor broadcast
and keep th e signa l as strong as possible. With these adjustments, the droid
can in crease its scanning area to a range of 5 ki lometers.

MODIFICATION :
PORTABLE GENERATOR
Thi s modification is also popular wit h military organizations as well as w ith
techni cian s and individuals in remote areas of the ga laxy. It transforms the
BLX labo r dro id into a walking battery ca pable of suppl yin g powe r to any ,.
device, including vehicles and heavy weapo ns; the droid also can rec harge
spent powe r packs and energ y ce ll s. Making thi s modification involves sev-
n
era l adj ustments. First, remove t he droid's intern al storage to make as much I
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room for the generator as possible, and remove the mag netic fee t to prevent t 11
any possible inte rfe rence w it h t he generator's ope ration. Next, change t he -t
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heuristic processor to a basic pro cessor. Alth ough this adjustment vi rtua ll y
lobotomize s the droid, it is necessary to prevent the droid's operating system <
from shorting out during t he generator's cha rging cycles. Additional intern al
shie ldi ng needs to be pu t into place throughout the chassi s to better protect (
other systems an d to prevent the droid from overloading. Thi s shielding costs
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MODIF I CATION: ATTACHE: OROID an extra 1,000 cred its and ca n be insta ll ed with a DC 20 Mechanics che ck
~
The modification of t he BLX labo r droid most favo red by politician s, amba s- and 1 day of work. @
sadors , and other dignitaries is the one known as "t he attache." Th e purpose @
behi nd thi s modification is not j ust to have the droid work as a personal assis-
@
tant for its master but also to let it focus on a certain field of study or facet @
of soc iety to assist in such matters. Sta rt by in st alling an internal coml ink, MEMORIES @)
preferably on e that is encrypted to protect any secrets discussed between the BLX labor droid? No, I don't have one of those. Very rare, very (ij)
hard to find these days. Last time I saw a BLX was ... don't )';:\
droid and its master. Som e owners go so far as to install a restraining bolt on
the droid to call it over when nee ded . A trans lator unit (DC 5 or 10) helps the remember how many years ago. Long time, I tell you that. If you do find
droid interact w ith others more easily, but addin g t he uni t removes the jack one running nowadays, it's probably still owned by someone that's had
of all trades specia l qua lity. Reprogram the droid's sk ill s, replacing Endurance it for several years. Something about BLX personalities makes people 1../
an d Mech anics with Knowledge (bureaucracy) and anoth er Knowledge skill really like them, as long as they don't get the droids' memories wiped.
of the ow ner's choi ce . To finalize the modification, exchange th e Skill Focu s That can be trouble sometimes, if you know what I mean . Let them go
(E nduran ce) f eat for one of the Knowledge skills . for a long time, who knows what they hold in their memory banks? Like
this one BLX I heard about recently-part of a rumor about the scientist
MODIFICATION: near the Maw. Or was it inside the Maw? Don't remember. Anyway, this
L.oNo-RANOE SENSOR ORO I D scientist still had a BLX droid in good working order and used it to record
Although t hi s mod ification seems odd for a labor droid, the internal frame his personal journal. Filled it with schematics for experimental starfight-
and wiring in the BLX unit's head boosts signal s along the frequen cies used ers, new weapons, other things. Word is the droid went missing a while
by se nsor systems, a fact that still baffles the Serv-O-Droid research and back, and the scientist is worried sick over it.
development team. As a result, many paramilitary un it s and mercena ry groups
COLIC 010 INFILTRATOR-SERIES DRCID

COL.ICOIO INFIL.TRATOR-
SERIES OROIO
Colicoid Infiltrator-Series Droid CL 4
Medium droid (4th-degree) non heroic 12
Init +8; Senses darkvision; Perception + 15
Languages Basic, Binary
Defenses Ref 17 (flat-footed 15), Fort 14, Will 12
hp 40; SR 20; Thres hold 14
Immune droid traits
Speed 6 squares (walking), 3 squares (climbing)
Melee vibroblade + 13 (2d6+4)
Ranged blaster rifle + 11 (3d8) or
Ranged blaster rifle +9 (4d8) with Rapid Shot
Base Atk +9; Grp +13
Atk Options autofire (blaster rifle), Rapid Shot
Abilities Str 18, Dex 15, Con -, Int 11, Wis 14, Cha 12
Special Qualities droid traits , penetrate hul l
Feats Armor Proficiency (light), Dual Weapon Mastery I, Rapid Shot, Ski ll
Focus (Stea lth), Skill Trainin g (Stea lth), Weapon Proficiency (advanced
melee weapons, rifle s, simpl e weapons)
Skills Perception + 15, Stealth + 18
The Colicoid Infiltrator-Series droid makes a melee attack at + 13.
Systems heuristic processor, walking locomotion, 4 tool appendages,
If successfu l, the attack deals 2d6+4 points of damage, or 16 points of
darkvision, improved sensor package, locked access, vocabu lator,
damage against the hull of a vehic le or against so lid walls and doors.
shie ld generator (SR 20), bronzium shell (+5 armor ; treat as
Rapid Shot (1 swift action, l/turn)
quadanium plating)
The Colicoid Infil trator-Ser ies droid makes a ranged attack at +9.
Possessions 2 vibroblades, 2 blaster rifles, climbing claws, holographic
If successfu l, the attack deals 4d8 points of damage.
image disguiser, liquid cab le dispenser, si lence bubble generator
Sneak (1 swift actio n, l/turn)
Ava ilabi lity M ilitary; Cost 33,720 credits
The Colicoid Infiltrato r-S eries droid can slip past an opponent w ithout
Pen etrate Hull-A Co licoid Infiltrator-Seri es droid always ro ll s maximum
being noticed by making a successfu l Stea lth check opposed by th e
damage when using its vibrob lades to cut into the hull of a ve hicl e or
opponent's Perception check .
to cut through sol id walls and doors. Snipe (1 sw ift action , l/turn)
The Colicoid Infiltrato r-Serie s droid can attempt to hide aga in afte r
COL.ICOID
making a ranged attack from hiding.
INFIL.TRATOR-SERIES OROID
Medium droid (4t h-degree) Skills Perception + 15, Stealth + 18
hp 40 Vital Systems 4 tool appendages, 2 vibroblades, 2 blaster rifle s,
Threshold 14 (SR 20) vocabulator, shie ld generator (SR 20), climbing claws, holographic
image disguiser, liquid cable di spe nser, silence bubble generator
Move (1 swift action, 2/turn)
The Colicoid Infiltrator-Series droid moves 6 squares (walking) or 3
In the years preceding the blockade of Naboo, the Colicoid Creation Nest
squares (climbing) .
manufactured a large number of Infiltrator-Series droid s for use by Separatist
Create a Diversion to Hide (1 swift action, l/turn)
forces. The Infi ltrato r looks almost identica l to the Droideka-Series model
The Colicoid Infiltrator-Series droid can make a Deception check to divert used extensively by the Trade Federation, except that it has four multijointed
an opponent's attention and give the droid time to hide.
legs instead of three, and it ha s long, sharp, cu rved hook s (in stead of blaster
Penetrate Hull (2 swift actions, l/turn)
rifles) at the ends of its ar ms. Also, the Infi ltrato r has mu ltip le nodes on its
body to hold add itiona l too ls and weapons, such as blaster rifles, grappling MODIFICAT ION :
lines, and holographic image disguisers. Although not as popular with the HEAVY WEAPONS TURRET
Neimoidians and the Separatists as Droidekas and Eradicators, Infiltrators Tran sforming an Infiltrator droid into a heavy weapons turret seems simple
were deployed during the Clone Wars as ship-boarding units that would land enough, but the modifi ca tion is actually somewhat complicated . The fir st,
on a starship's outer hu ll , cut the ir way through undetected, and hide until and poss ibly the ea siest, step is to remove the vibroblades and climbing claws.
the right t ime to strike aga inst the crew. Sometimes, an Infiltrator would Then, exch ange the bla ster rifles for two heavy repeating blasters, two blaster
perform its job so wel l that it would w ipe out the entire crew before anyone cannon s, or a single E- Web repeating blaster. Alternatively, the droid could be
rea lized what was going on . equipped with up to four missile launchers. The holographic image disguiser
Co li coid Infiltrator-Series droids can't be played as droid heroes. and silence bubble generator must be removed to make room for more than
t wo launchers, and an Infiltrator droid can launch only four missiles before
an ally mu st perform a manual reload. Changing the weapons requi res a DC
ENCOUNTERINO A COLIC 010 15 Mechanics check and 15 minutes of work for each weapon. To complete
INFILTRATOR-SERIES OROID the modification, reprogram the droid's Weapon Proficiency (advanced melee
When Colicoid Infiltrator-Series droids are encountered at all, they are weapon s) fea t to Weapon Proficiency (heavy weapons) .
usual ly found aboard starships. In the vast majority of such encounters,
the droid is work ing alone to accomplish its mission, as is the case with MO DIFICAT I O N :
this particular encounter. While aboard the ship, the Infi ltrator has WALKINO T HRON E
secured an isolated area of the vessel as its lair-the end of a corridor Although walking thrones are available on the open market, very few offer
16 squares long and 2 squares wide that is near the Engineering section. defen sive capabilitie s, and those that do are expensive. Modifying an Infi l-
Since t he droid has no alli es, it keeps the light levels low in the area to trator droid to act as a walking throne allows its master to have a mode
mask its presence whi le resting or hiding from the members of the crew. of transportation that also puts a good amount of f irepower at his or her
When it detects anyone entering the corridor and heading in its direc- f ingertips. First, rearrange the Infiltrator from an upright walking droid to a
tion, the droid activates its holographic image disguiser to appear as a walking platform, which involves bringing the chest down to rest on top of its
co mputer console at the end of the dark hal lway. If the ploy fa ils and the lower thorax and making the head face forward. This process requires a DC
intruders continue to advance, the droid drops the disguise, activates its 20 Mechanics check and 4 hours of work. Next, permanently place the arms
shield generator and silence bubble generator, and opens fire with both again st th e torso's sid e, remove the vibroblad es, and posit ion the blaster rifles
blaster rifles. With the silence bubble generator active, the blaster fire to face forward . Thi s part of the modification requires a DC 15 Mechanic s
does not make enough noise to attract attention. If the intruders flee check and 2 hours of work. Finally, securely install the seat onto the droid's
before being eliminated, the droid moves to the side of the corridor and back, which require s a DC 15 Mechanic s check and 30 minutes of work .
reverts back to the holographic disguise for 30 minutes to make sure
the danger has passed .
SILENT DEATH
If there's one thing I can warn you about, it's Colicoid Infiltrator- ~.
MODIFI C A TI ON: Series droids. They're sneaky. Half the time, you don't hear them
COMMUNICATIONS BEA C ON coming, and the other half, you wish you hadn't. I've heard stories about
On a low-tech world or in any location where it is difficult to reach some- one of these droids floating across the void from a Separatist ship, attach-
one by comlink, turning an Infi ltrator-Series droid into a communications ing itself to a nearby Republic ship, and ripping its way through the hull.
beacon is a highly appealing and fairly easy modification . Start by removing Then it camps somewhere inside and picks off the entire crew, one by one.
the droid's holographic image disguiser and silence bubble generator. In the I can't tell you how many empty ships are floating out in space because
chassis, instal l a long-range comlink connected to the droid's power source, a single Infiltrator found its way inside. In fact, I just heard another story
which requires a DC 15 Mechan ics check and 30 minute s of work . Add a a few days ago. This smugg . .. uh, freighter captain I know picked up
pocket scrambler, requiring another DC 15 Mechanics check and 15 minutes a distress signal somewhere near Dubrillion. He thought it was coming
of work. Next, add a com link re lay (similar to the one norm ally found in a from a Republic cruiser. The signal had a repeating message-something
CZ-Series secretary droid; see page 80) directly to the long-range comlink, about the crew being trapped in their own ship by a droid that appeared
which requires a DC 15 Mechanics check and 1 hour of work. Fin ally, repro- out of nowhere, cut someone down, then disappeared again. None of the
gram the Skill Training and Skill Focus feat s from Ste alth to Use Computer. crew-well, the ones that were still alive, anyway- could get a good look
Once the modification is complete, the droid can re ceive multiple com link at it, and everyone was spooked . Sounds like an Infiltrator droid to me.
signa ls and boo st their range to 500 kilometers.
CZ-SERIES SECRETARY ORDIO

CZ-SERIES
SECRETARY OROID
CZ-Series Secretary Droid CL 0
Medium droid (3rd-degree) non heroic 1
Init +0; Senses Perception +6
Languages Basic, Binary, Bocce, Huttese, 3 unassigned
Defenses Ref 10 (flat-footed 10), Fort 9, Will 11
hp 3; Threshold 9
Immune droid traits
Speed 6 squares (walking)
Melee unarmed -1 (ld3-1)
Ranged by weapon +0
r- Base Atk +0; Grp +0
I·' Abilities Str 8, Dex 10, Con -, Int 15, Wis 12, Cha 14
0 I"' Special Qualities comlink jammer, com link relay, droid traits
I Feats Linguist, Skill Focus (Knowledge [bureaucracy], Use Computer),
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1l Skill Training (Perception)
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III Skills Knowledge (bureaucracy) + 12, Knowledge (galactic lore) +7,
1)
Perception +6, Use Computer + 12
~ Systems walking locomotion, basic processor, 2 hand appendages,
internal comlink (encrypted, long-range), locked access, vocabulator Issue Routine Command (1 swift action , l/turn)
- J Availability Licensed; Cost 8,280 cred its The CZ-Series secretary droid issues a routine command to a computer
that has a fr iendl y attitude toward it.
@ Comlink Jammer-As a standard act ion, the CZ-Series secretary droid can
Translator (1 free action)
2!J rapidly cycle through com link frequencies, broadcasting loud static
@ The CZ-Series secreta ry droid translates to or from any languag e it knows .
on all channels. Until the end of the droid's next turn, all comlinks
@ (including encrypted comlinks) cease to function while within 12 Skills Knowledge (bureaucracy) +12, Knowledge (galactic lore) +7,
squares of the droid . Perception +6, Use Computer + 12
@
@ Comlink Relay-A CZ-Series secretary droid can act as a relay for Systems 2 hand appendages, internal comlink (encrypted, long-range),
@ com links, allowing others who are in communication with the droid to vocabu lator, translator unit (DC 10)
lill make use of its long-range, encrypted com link.
~ Designed to serve as a communications assistant for bureaucrats, corporate
executives, and military admin istrators, the CZ-Series sec retary droid spe-
CZ-SERIES SECRETARY DROID cializes in managing , organi zing, and directing all form s of communications
Medium droid (3rd-degree) through a particular office or organization. The droid handles audio signal s
hp 3 from comlinks, text and data messages through planetary computer net-
Threshold 9 works, and holographic messages from the HoloNet. The droid ha s internal
Move (1 swift action, 2/turn) systems capable of acting as a switchboa rd, receiving, analyzing, and routing
The CZ-Series secretary droid moves 6 sq uare s (walking). many communications simultaneou sly. Furthermore, it is programm ed to
Comlink Jammer (1 swift action, l/turn) receive instructions from its owner on how to prioritize incoming commu-
Until the end of the owner's next turn, all coml inks (including encrypted nications, ensuring that during the work day, only the most urgent messages
comlinks) cease to function while within 12 squares of the CZ-Series and comlink requests are passed on. Th e CZ-Series secretary droid serves as
secretary droid. a buffer between its owner and those who want to contact him or her, and it
Improve Access (2 swift ac tion s, l/turn) comes loaded with the most com mon languages spoken by its owner's associ-
The CZ-Series sec retary droid makes a Use Computer check against the ates. Once the owner links his or her comlink, data pads, portable computers,
target computer's Will Defen se to improve the computer's attitude and other communications devices to the droid, its programming takes over,
toward it. and the droid receives , sorts, and routes all messages.
CZ-Series secretary droids can be played as droid heroes.
PL.AYINO A CZ-SERIES
SECRETARY OROID ing the droid to use the transceiver costs another 3,000 credits in adapte rs,
Players who want to bui ld a CZ-Series droid hero should take the stock connectors, and memory buffers. Insta lling the components requires a DC
protocol droid chassis (see page 13) and choose noble as the starting 30 Mechanics check and 2 days of work. Afterward, the droid is cons idered
class, using the Li nguist starting feat to replicate the droid's preloaded to have "pirate" access to the HoloNet, and, if equipped with a holographic
languages. Instead of starti ng w ith a trans lator unit, the CZ-Series droid recorder/projector, ca n all ow it s owners to commun icate in real time with
gets the comlinkjammer and com link re lay special qualities, as described other HoloNet-equipped beings anywhere in the galaxy.
in the full statistics block. Select Knowledge (bureaucracy), Knowledge
(galactic lore), Perception, and Use Computer as four of the droid's MODIFICATION: SLICER'S PROXY
starting ski lls. For ad ditiona l trained skills, consider Gather Information A CZ-Serie s secretary droid can be outfitted with special in terna l computer
to represent the droid's ab ility to filter through thousands of messages spike s that let the droid act as a sl icer's proxy when connected to a secure
and sift out the best information, Know ledge (tec hnology) to represent network. Slicers who cannot penetrate a computer's security system from
the droid's facility w ith communications networks and similar techno logy, the outside sometimes make use of a CZ-Series droid instead, planting
and Persuasion to represent the droid's ab ility to deal with its owner's software routines wit hin the droid. The next time the droid plugs into
allies, clien t s, and coworkers in a pleasant manner. Be sure to purchase the secure network, the slicer's commands go out onto the network. Thi s
an encrypted, long-range com link and the locked access accessory as a modification requires a Use Computer check to reprogram the droid (with
part of the droid's starting equ ipment. a DC equal to the droid's Will Defen se) and 30 minutes of work . However,
instead of reprogramming the droid normally, the sl icer makes multiple Use
o
Computer checks and stores the check results in the droid's memory. Th e I
MODIFICATION: IDENTITY THIEF )
slicer can use these checks for any application of the Use Computer skill, 1)
Con arti sts and scammers like this alteration, which tweaks the CZ-Series -I
including tho se granted by talents from the Slicer tree. When the droid ne xt III
secretary droid's internal systems, shifting th e focus from data routing to ]I
connects to the designated network, the slicer's comma nd s are issued in the
data replication. A secreta ry droid modified in this mann er still rou tes and
analyzes all incoming message s, but over time it build s a database of ve rbal ,
designated order, using the stored Use Computer check results and using the
compute r system's attitude toward the droid instead of its attitude toward
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data, and holographic record s pertaining to spe cific individuals. Eventually,
the slicer. The modified droid can store a number of such co mmand s equa l
the droid can piece together enough information to repli cate an individual' s
to its In tell igence modifier; all commands still require the normal amount
man nerisms, speech patterns, voice, and holographic appearance.
of time to complete.
To modify a CZ-Series secre tary droid in this way, first reprogram it s
Knowledge (galactic lore) skil l to the Deception ski ll, and reprogram the
Skill Focus (Knowledge [bureaucracy]) feat to Skill Focus (Deception).
Afterward, make similar adjustments to the hardware, which require a DC OVERLOOKED ESPIONAOE
25 Mechanics check and 8 hours of work. Once these modifications are One benefit that CZ-Series secretary droids gain from their
complete, the droid loses its comlink jammer special quality and gains the devotion to managing the menial tasks of their masters is that
ab ility to rep licate the voice, mannerisms, and holograph ic appearance of a they make excellent spies. As unassuming assistants, these droids are
specific individual with whom it has had contact. Th e droid can do so only often overlooked when espionage sweeps occur. One such CZ-Series unit
when communicating with so meone remotel y (via com link, hologram, or that served as a communications droid in an Imperial Security Bureau
other means), and it treats the deception as though it were two steps closer office on Brentaal had been compromised secretly by the Rebel Alliance.
to a simple deception; for examp le, an incredible deception becomes only When agents of the Empire discovered the presence of the Rebel cell, the
a moderate deception. (See page 65 of the Saga Edition core rulebook for conspirators were executed, but the droid was left in place, continuing
more inform ation on the Deception skill.) to collect information for the Rebellion despite the fact that no one was
there to receive it. The Alliance knows that it is on ly a matter of time
MODIFI C A T ION : PIRATE before the Imperials realize that the droid stores sensitive data . The
H OL.O N ET TRANS C E IVER Rebels are likely in need of a team of skilled heroes to travel to Brentaal,
The CZ-Series secretary droid's internal communications systems are so break into the ISB office, retrieve the droid, and bring it-and its valuable
sophisticated that they can be modified to allow the droid to act as a walking memory banks-back to Alliance High Command.
HoloNet transceiver. Usually, tra nsceivers are found only aboard starships due
to the commun ications equipment required to connect to the HoloNet, but
this modification lets the droid tap into HoloN et sate ll ite s in hyperspace. The
process is not cheap; the transceiver alone costs 50,000 credit s, and modi f y-
Cargo 15 kg; Consumables 2 days; Carried Craft none
OP-z PROBE OROID Payload 16 space beacons
DP-2 Probe Droid CL6 Availability Licensed; Cost 36,500 credits
Large starfighter/ground vehicle (speeder)
Init +6; Senses Perception +7 Blaster cannon
Defenses Ref 12 (flat-footed 10), Fort 14; + 1 armor Atk +2, Dmg 3d12
hp 40; DR 5; Threshold 19 Claw
Immune droid traits Atk +4, Dmg ld6+4
Speed fly 12 squares (max. velocity 575 km/h), fly 3 squares Space beacon launcher
(starship scale) Atk +2, Dmg-
Melee claw +4 (see below)
Ranged blaster cannon +2 (see below) and
OP-2 PROBE OROID
Ranged space beacon launcher +2 (see below)
Large droid (2nd-degree)
Fighting Space 2x2 or 1 square (starship scale); Cover none
hp 40
Base Atk +0; Grp +9
Threshold 19 (DR 5)
Abilities Str 18, Dex 14, Con -, Int 14
Move (1 swift action, 2/turn)
Skills Initiative +6, Mechanics +7, Perception +7, Pilot +6,
The DP-2 probe droid moves 12 squares (flying).
Use Computer +7
Extended Sensor Range (1 swift action, l/turn)
Crew 0 (normal); Passengers none Through telemetry, the DP-2 probe droid's master can reroll Perception
checks when using a vehicle's sensors.
Extended Weapon Range (1 swift action, l/turn)
Through telemetry, the DP-2 probe droid can reduce its master's range
penalties by up to two categories, but both the droid and its master
must have line of effect to the target.
Patch Job (1 swift action, l/turn)
The DP-2 probe droid makes fast, temporary repairs to any disabled
mechanical or electronic device. The number of hit points restored
equals the result of the droid's Mechanics check.
Reconnoiter (1 swift action, l/turn)
The DP-2 probe droid can help its master determine their location by
examining their surroundings, granting a +2 circumstance bonus to its
master's Perception check when using a vehicle's sensors.
Telemetry (1 swift action, l/turn)
The DP-2 probe droid can transmit what it sees and hears to its master's
display or vehicle. This system is most effective when the droid is at
least 30 squares away.
Skills Initiative +6, Mechanics +7, Perception +7, Pilot +6,
Use Computer +7
Vital Systems 1 claw appendage, space beacon launcher with 16 beacons,
bla ster cannon

DP-Z PROSE DRCJID


system requires a DC 35 Mechanics check, 4 hours of work, and raw materia ls
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worth 1,500 cre dits. To make sure th at suffi cient power is avai lable for the
DP-Z PROBE OROID
shi eld gen erator, add a seco ndary battery dedicated entire ly to that purpose
Most often, a DP-2 probe droid is found performing an initial assessment
(a task requiring 4 hours of work and raw mater ials worth 1,000 credits).
of a newly discovered world, scouting ahead for its master while on a
Finally, adding maneuvering jet s he lps the droid avoid incoming fire and
planet, or staying within line of sight of its master while it watches their
improves it s abil ity to successfully pilot through the blocka de; this proce ss
camp's perimeter. In this encounter, a DP-2 probe droid patrols the edge
require s 8 hours of wo rk , costs 2,000 credits, and gives the droid a +2 bonu s
of its master's camp in the middle of a large, grassy field on a temperate
to its Dexterity sc ore.
world. The droid floats along at a leisurely but steady pace at a distance
of about 20 squares from the camp when the heroes arrive. When the
MODIFICATION: COURIER OROID
DP-2 detects them, it alerts its master and his companions before bring-
Sometimes, cargo need s to be delivered to a recipient, but the se nder wants
ing its blaster cannon to bear and demanding the reason for the heroes'
to keep hi s or her identity secret or avoid po ss ible hosti le reactions to the
presence. If they do not give a sufficient answer within 1 round, the
package. Configuring a DP-2 probe dro id to del iver the package is a good
droid warns them to turn back or it will open fire. If the heroes do not
way to accomplish such a task. To modify the DP-2 droid in this manner,
leave, the droid intentionally fires at the ground in front of them to try
sta rt by removing the spa ce beaco n launcher and insta llin g 20 kilogram s of ~

to scare them away. The DP-2 expects its master and up to three of his
internal storage in it s place. Replace the droid's sublight drive with one that
friends to arrive within 2 rounds to back it up.
increases its spe ed to 4 or 5 squares to improve its chan ce of reachin g its
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dest in at ion in a timely manner-and to redu ce the risk that the droid w ill I
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be sto pp ed by forces seek ing to interce pt it. Install ing a holographic image '\J
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Even before the advent of t he Mandalorian Wars and the Jedi Civil War, Duwani disguiser can help the droid foo l ob se rvers into thinking that it is nothing 11l
Mechanical Products produced a vast number of droid s for man y facets of more than a meteor or a piece of space junk. Fin ally, adding a hyperdrive D
society. With a good portion of space stil l unexplored, Du wani created a all ow s t he DP-2 to journey to oth er star systems, which furthe r helps its
probe droid for the sc outs and explorers that roam the galaxy. The DP-2 mast er avo id entanglements. Th e entire cost of t hi s modifi cati on is 31,300
has an ovoid body with a face at one end and six arms that extend away at cred its. The entire modification can be done in 2 days with a sing le DC 35 ( J
equidistant points around the middle of the cha ssis. Th e arm s give the droid Mechanics check . Th e end result is that the droid has a su blight speed of
th e appearance of con sta ntly being in flight, eve n when it is motionl ess. The 4 sq uares (starships sca le). a ho lographic image disg uiser, a x8 hyperdrive ,
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fro nt end of the chassis hosts a highly sensitive se nsor sui t e designed to scan and 20 kg of internal sto rage space. @
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ous fo rms of life. The arms hold different too ls that the DP-2 uses to co ll ect
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samples and specimens w hen exp loring new wo rlds. In the event that the DP-2
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is used to track a course or guide its ma ster to a de sti nation , it contains a The DP-2 probe droid that Duwani Mechanical Products built ~
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space beacon system that can deploy up to 16 beacons. The droid also ca rries was quite popular in its day. I'm surprised they didn't put all the lID
a blaster cannon in case it encounters ho st il e li f eform s during its journey. scouts out of business. Those droids were pretty good at what they did. ~
DP-2 probe droids can 't be played as droid heroes. I suppose that's why Duwani didn't equip them with hyperdrives. If they
did that, we wouldn't need starships anymore, eh? We could just send
MODIFIC A T I O N: DP-2s out to deliver our messages or find new planets for us to colonize.
BLOCKADE BREAKER But I suppose that some people would still want to travel the stars, and
If t he situation ever arises where one is st uck behind a planetary blockade I would be glad for that-so I could sell them some of my other droids.
and escape seems hopeless, thi s modifi ca tion of the DP-2 probe droid just You know, now that you mention it, friend, there's this customer of mine
might do the trick. The idea is to send the droid ahead to distract the blockade who flew off to Dantooine. Something happened when he reached the
from noticing the ve hicle carrying those trying to esca pe. Preparing t he droid system. I got a message from him saying that some droid shot out his
for such a task is not difficu lt and takes little more than a day. The first and engines when he approached one of the outer planets, and now he's
probab ly most important part of the proc ess is removing the space beaco n drifting, caught in the planet's gravity well. The description of the droid
launcher and rep lac ing it with a starship-grade SR 25 shie ld generator to he gave me sure sounds like a DP-2. Maybe you could go rescue him and
in cre ase t he odds that the droid wi ll survive th e enco unte r. Install ing the bring him back here? He still owes me credits.
DRClIDEKA MARK II

DRO I DEKA M ARK II


Droideka Mark II CL 8
Large droid (4th-degree) non heroic 12/soldier 4
Force 3
Init + 16; Senses Perception + 15
Languages Basic (understand only), Binary
Defenses Ref 18 (flat-footed 15), Fort 19, Will 16
hp 80; SR 20; Threshold 29
Immune droid traits
Speed 2 squares (walking), 10 squares (wheeled)
Melee unarmed +16 (ld4+5)
Ranged laser cannon + 17 (3d8+2) or
Ranged laser cannon + 12 (5d8+2) with Burst Fire or
Ranged laser cannon + 15/+ 15 (3d8+2) or
Ranged laser cannon + 10/+ 10 (5d8+2) with Burst Fire
Ranged ion cannon + 17 (3d8+2 ion) or
Ranged ion cannon + 12 (5d8+2 ion) with Burst Fire or
Ranged ion cannon + 15/+ 15 (3d8+2 ion) or
Ranged ion cannon + 10/+ 10 (5d8+2 ion) with Burst Fire
Fighting Space 2x2; Reach 1 square
Base Atk +13; Grp +21
Atk Options autofire (laser cannons), Burst Fire, Rapid Shot,
Running Attack Move (1 swift action, 2/turn)
@ Special Actions Devastating Attack (rifles), Penetrating Attack (rifles) The Droideka Mark II destroyer droid moves 2 squares (walking). If the
/JJ droid takes two swift actions to move in the same turn, it changes into
@ Abilities Str 17, Dex 16, Con -, Int 8, Wis 14, Cha 7
@ Special Qualities droid traits wheeled mode and moves 10 squares.
Talents Devastating Attack (rifles), Penetrating Attack (rifles) Avoid Surprise (1 free action)
(ij) The Droideka Mark II destroyer droid makes a Perception check at the
Feats Armor Proficiency (light), Burst Fire, Dua l Weapon Mastery I, Dual
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[jiJ Attack, Skill Training (Initiative), Triple Crit, Weapon Focus (rifles), surprise.
2::\ Weapon Proficiency (heavy weapons, rifles) Blaster Barrage (2 swift action s, l/turn)
Skills Initiative +16, Perception +15, Stealth +6 The Droideka Mark II destroyer droid makes two ranged attacks at + 10.
Systems walking locomotion, wheeled locomotion (exclusive), remote If succe ssful, each attack deal s 5d8+2 points of damage.
receiver, 2 tool appendages, shie ld generator (SR 20), internal com link, Rapid Shot (1 swift action, l/turn)
bronzium shell (+5 armor; treat as quadanium plating) The Droideka Mark II destroyer droid makes a ranged attack at + 15.
Possessions 2 laser cannons (treat as blaster rifles), 2 ion cannons (treat If successful, the attack deals 4d8+2 points of damage.
as ion rifles) Twin Blaster Burst (1 swift action, l/turn)
Availability Military; Cost 31,435 credits The Droideka Mark II destroyer droid makes a ranged attack at + 17.
If successful, the attack deals 3d8+2 points of damage.
DROIDE K A MARK II Skills Initiative + 16, Perception + 15, Stealth +6
Large droid (4th-degree) Vital Systems 2 tool appendages with laser cannons (treat as blaster
hp 80 rifles), shield generator (SR 20), internal comlink
Threshold 29 (SR 20)
At the Gamemaster's discretion, installation can proceed if either Mechan-
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ics check fa il s, but the coupler wi ll not be instal led properly. Failure to install
DROIDEKA MARK II
the coupler prope rl y means that whenever the pilot make s a Pilot check, the
The heroes need to make a quick exit in a landspeeder. They hop on board,
dro id mu st make an Acrobatics check w ith a DC equa l to the pilot's DC. If the
the pilot puts the pedal to the floor, and they're off. Everything seems
droid fai ls thi s che ck, the coup ler fai ls to hold the droid to the hull.
quiet for a moment, then the hum of Droidekas gets louder and louder.
The chase is on! The Droidekas concentrate on damaging the heroes'
MODIFICATION:
vehicle. The Gamemaster should set the number of turns the chase will
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last. Characters not at the wheel can help by taking aid another actions as
The Droideka is one of the most powerful gro und units in the Clone Wars .
well as by targeting the droids' other defenses. A droid's Will Defense can
Encounters between Droid ekas and Jedi often end in sta lem at es. The
be used in case it is forced into oncoming traffic, lured away by another
Droid eka's blaster fire can be blocked by the Jedi' s ligh tsabe r, but the Jedi's
vehicle, and so on. To keep things moving, have such tactics affect the
wea pon might be un ab le to penetrate th e droid's shielding. By the time t he
droid's condition track. If the heroes manage to elude the Droidekas for
Za nn Consortium upgraded the Droideka, the Jedi were fad in g from the
the designated number of turns, they pull off one last spectacular stunt,
ga la xy. But f ollo wers of the da rk sid e knew there we re st ill Jedi to elimin ate,
leaving the droids in the dust and laughing all the way back to their ship.
and the Mark II provided them w ith t he pl atform to do so.
To modify the droid in to a Sith Jedi hunter, rebala nce and enhance its
gyroscope, which makes it less vuln erab le t o telek in et ic attac ks. This chang e
The Dro id eka is one of t he ico nic droid s of th e Clone Wars and a terrify ing
requires a DC 20 Mechanics check and 1 hour of work. The rebalancing
symbol of th e droid army's efficiency. Th e design has its flaws, but any
slow s the droid to a wheeled speed of 3 but gives it a defensive bonus of +2
vetera n of th e Clone Wars ca n tell yo u a story of how a Droideka changed
against t he use of Force push, Force pull, and Force slam. Nex t, rew ire the
the tone of a battle. Th e original Droid eka model wa s decommissioned after
droid's fire control syste ms so the blaster canno ns fire simul taneously; th is
the Clone Wars and soo n became a distant nigh tma re. However, the Zann
change requires a DC 25 Use Compute r check and 30 minute s of work . Firing
Consortium discovered a manufac turing f aci li ty on the pla net Hypori during
the cannons in th is manner is a full-round act ion, and th e DC of any Use the
the Galactic Civil War. It engaged Jab ba the Hu tt in a battle for the facility,
Force check made to block or deflect th is attack is increa sed by 10. Finally,
wh ich prod uced the Droideka Mark II. Th e Consortium was victorious, and
replace the ion cannons w ith a pai r of high -frequency emitters that disrupt the
new Droideka s soon appear in the hand s of merce nary units and private
crysta ls used in lightsa bers, a cha ng e t hat requires a DC 25 Mech ani cs check
arm ies across t he galaxy. Th e nightmare ha s returned .
and 1 hour of work . The em itters weake n the lightsaber beam and reduce its
Droideka Mark II droids can't be played as droid heroe s.
da mage by ld 8 points per attack. However, w hen t he emi tte rs are eng aged ,
they interfere w ith the droid's shield generator, reducing its shi elds to O.
MODIFICATION:
MAGNETIC 9TARSHIP TURRET
The Droide ka Mark II is an impressive antivehicle weapon, but leave it to USE ONLY GENUINE
those on the galactic fringe to make a good weapon eve n better. Smuggle rs OROIDEKA PARTS
allied with th e infam ous Riders of the Maelstrom use this modification to The Mark II is meaner version of the old Droideka. Almost
circumve nt strict starship weapons regulat ions. Th ey keep a powered-down everyone in the market for a Droideka really wants a Mark II, and who
Droideka in the cargo bay, and if th e situatio n gets hot, they open the bay can blame them? The Zann Consortium improved the design in a lot of
door and let t he droid walk out onto the hul l to discourage pursuit. This trick ways . Sure, you can use aftermarket kits they sell, but the design is solid
has yet to gain w idesprea d use outside the Outer Rim, alth ough a few system enough that you won't really need them. Any Jawa with decent repair
patrols are already wise to it. bay and right amount of credits can make the Mark II fit whatever role
This modification begins by removing the Droid eka's sh ield generator; you need. The secret? Mark II parts and original Droideka parts are
when deployed as a turret. t he droid is under the protection of the star- practically interchangeable. That good news for us, because after the
ship's shie ld s. Thi s change require s a DC 20 Mechanics check and about Clone Wars, we were swamped with banged-up Droidekas that nobody
30 minutes of wo rk . Next, divert th e power from the shield s to a magnetic wanted to buy. Smart Jawas fixed them up as best they could to provide
coupl er attached to t he droid's legs, which requires a DC 25 Mechanics check security for sandcrawlers. Tatooine's not so bad, but other places require
and 1 hour of work . Th e coupler allows th e droid to st ick to the ship's hull. armed security to keep the merchandise from being carried away. But
Although the droid can move alo ng the hull during combat, most settle into be warned. UnscrupUlous Jawas, unlike myself, might sell you a Mark I
an optimum firing po sit ion as soon as poss ible. Droideka with a Mark II casing and a Mark II price tag.
Barrage [3 swift actions, l/turn)
DT- 1S "DESTRUCTOR" The DT-16 battle droid makes a ranged attack against three adjacent
BATTLE DROID opponents to grant a +2 circumstance bonus to the Reflex Defense of
all allies within 3 squares of the droid until the start of its next turn.
DT-16 "Destructor" Battle Droid CL 2 Patrol Duty (1 swift action, l/turn)
Large droid (4th-degree) nonheroic 6 The DT-16 battle droid makes a Perception check against a target's
Init +3; Senses Perception + 11 Stealth check. If the check is successful , the droid detects the target.
Languages Basic, Binary Rapid Shot (1 swift action, l/turn)
Defenses Ref 11 (flat-footed 11), Fort 16, Will 11 The DT-16 battle dro id makes a ranged attack at +2 . If successful, the
hp 38; Threshold 21 attack dea ls 4d8 points of damage.
Immune droid traits Skills Perception + 11, Stea lth - 2
Speed 8 squares (walking) Vital Systems 2 hand appendages with concea led blaster rifles, 1 tool
Melee unarmed +10 (ld4+6) appendage, grenade launcher w ith 12 frag grenades, vocabu lator,
Ranged blaster rifle +4 (3d8) or internal storage (6 kg)
Ranged blaster rifle +2 (4d8) with Rapid Shot or During the height of the Mandalorian Wars, a number of manufacturing
Ranged grenade launcher +4 (4d6, 2-square burst) companies designed and marketed various battle droids as their contribu -
Fighting Space 2x2; Reach 1 square tion to the war effort. Although the droids were not used as much as the
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11 Atk Options autofire (blaster rifle), Point Blank Shot, Rapid Shot battle droid s was a boon for mercenaries and local militias. The DT-16 battle
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(I) Abilities Str 22, Dex 11, Con -, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 5 droid, created by Droidworks, represents the trend fol lo wed by a number of
II smaller companies at the time. Nicknamed "destructor" by those that tested
Special Qualities barrage, droid traits
< Feats Armor Proficiency (light), Point Blank Shot, Rapid Shot, the droid series in the field, the DT-16 stands about 2.7 meters tall and
Toughness, Weapon Proficiency (heavy weapons, rifles) appears much like a muscular humanoid, with broad shoulders and a bulky
Skills Perception + 11, Stealth -2 torso. The droid has a hand at the end of each of its two arms; the hands
Systems basic processor, walking lo comotion, 2 hand appendages with can be switched quickly with blaster rifles stored in its arms . The chest holds
concealed weapons (see Possessions), 1 tool appendage, improved a built- in grenade launcher behind a sliding panel and a connected storage
sensor package, vocabulator, internal storage (6 kg), plasteel shell unit that can hold up to 12 grenades. Combined with decent armor and a
(+2 armor) superior sensor array, the DT-16 can be a fearsome foe on the battlefield.
Possessions 2 blaster rifle s (concealed in arms), grenade launcher with DT-16 "de structor" battle droids can't be played as droid heroes.
12 frag grenades
Availability Military; Cost 13,725 credits
Barrage-The DT- 16 battle droid can forgo its normal act ions for one ENCOUNTERINO A
round to launch three grenades at three adjacent opponents. By doing DT-16 BATTLE DROiD
so, it grants all allies w ithin 3 squares of the droid a +2 circumstance Trying to make their way through a starship they have just boarded, the
bonus to their Reflex Defense against attack s from those opponents heroes find their path blocked by two DT-16 battle droids and a Mark
until the start of the droid's next turn. IV assault droid that all bear the marks of a mercenary unit hired by
the Sith. While the Mark IV charges forward at the heroes, the DT-16s
D T - 16 "DESTRUC T OR" advance more slowly, exchanging their hands for their blaster rifles and
B ATTLE DROID opening fire. The DT-16s continue to fire while closing the gap with the
Large droid (4th-degree) heroes and switch to melee once within range-provided that the Mark
hp 38 IV has not eliminated the intruders already. If the heroes dispatch the
Threshold 21 Mark IV or unleash a lot of firepower, the destructors try to find cover
Move (1 swift act ion , 2/turn) and continue to shoot. If the droids have not finished off the heroes after
The DT-16 battle droid moves 8 squares (walking). several rounds, the DT-16s throw a grenade or two at them. Finally, if all
else fails, one of the DT-16s retreats to summon reinforcements while the
other remains behind to pin the heroes down until help arrives.
DT-16 "DESTRUCTOR- BATTL.E OROIO

MODIFICATION:
ANTIVEHICL.E DEFENSE OROID
Thi s modification is useful for military units in the field that expect to face
enemy veh icl es. It supp lemen ts the droid's weapons array with armaments
that are better suited for use against vehicles than against infantry. Start by
adding two tool mounts to the droid's shoulders, one on eac h side, requiring a
DC 20 Mechanics check and 2 hours of work. Next, mount a missile launcher
on each of the new shoulder mounts, and add 10 kilograms of add itiona l
interna l storage space for holding two extra magazines of missiles, using
normal droid modification rules . Construct a loading system for the launchers
in which spent magazines are ejec t ed and new ones are loaded automati-
ca lly from the storage space. This syste m allows the magaz in e change to
take place as a standard action instead of a fu ll -round action . Building this
system requires a DC 25 Mechanics check and 1 day of work . Reprogram the
Toughness feat into the Far Shot feat. and the droid is ready to go.

MODIFICATION:
LIOHT CONSTRUCTION OROID
Given the droid's height and strength, the DT-16 seems to be suited as much
for construction work as for warfare. Many builders agree and actively seek
out the droids just for this modification. Start by removing the blaster rifles
and grenade launch er-construction droids have no need for weaponry-and
expand the storage space to at least 10 kilo grams. Next, remove the hand
appendages and rep lace them with claw appendages, which requires a DC 20
Mechanics check and 2 hours of work. After that, add a seco nd too l append-
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age with another DC 20 Mechanics check and 1 hour of work. Place a la ser
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cutter and an electric arc we ld er onto the tool mounts. Instal l a diagnostics @
MODIFICATION: SENTRV OROID package as a way to ve rify that the droid's construction work is done properly. @
Modifying a DT-16 battle droid from an aggressive combatant to a defensive Finally, reprogram the droid 's ski ll set, chang ing Perceptio n to Mechanics.
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to make the droid effective within its new parameters. First, outfitting the @
droid with darkvi sion (as per the droid accessory) allows it to function at (jjJ
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any time of the day or night w ithout assistance. Adding a glowrod to the sid e
I've heard of the DT-16 battle droid. Never seen it, but heard of
of its head might seem redundant when comb ined with darkvision, but it is
it. What I do know about them is they stand head and shoulders
useful for companions that cannot see in other spectra , reduces the vision of
above most of battle droids you see today. And they really pack a punch!
intruders, and allows the droid to sh ine a light on enemy targets. The glowrod
But I also heard they have issues with following orders. Something hard-
can be added with a DC 15 Mechanics check and 1 hour of work. Next. install
wired in personality matrix or something. I would love to get my hands
an internal comlink so the droid can maintain contact with headquarters
on a DT-16 and look inside. Oh, that reminds me! A customer-buys lots
wh il e on patrol duty; this change requires another DC 15 Mechanics check
of droids from me, and who knows what he does with them all-told
and 1 hour of work. Change the grenades from frag grenades to stun gre-
me he found heavily damaged ship floating in deep space somewhere
nades. Finally, reprogram the droid to replace the Toughness feat with the
near Elrood Sector. He managed to dock with it and look around a bit.
Skill Focus (Perception) feat to complete the modification.
He found one of the ca rgo holds was still intact, despite hull breaches.
He found the manifest and gave me copy. It says all kinds of old and
archaic droids are on board that ship, including a half dozen DT-16s! If
you could get me some of those droids, I'd pay good credits . But look
out for pirates out there .
Rapier Thrust (1 sw ift action, 1/turn)
DUELIST ELITE The Duelist Elite training droid makes a melee attack at +4. If successful,
TRAININO OROIO the attack deals 1d8+4 points of damage.
Skills Initiative +7, Perception +0, Treat Injury +5, Use Computer +5
Duelist Elite Training Droid CL 1 Vital Systems 2 hand appendages, vocabu lator, rapier
Medium droid (4th-degree) soldier 1
Force 2 Th e galaxy can be a dangerous place, and the one thing the rich are. always
Init +7; Senses Perception +0 looking to buy is secu rit y. Trang Robotics' Duelist Elite tra ining droid is a
Languages Basic, Binary refined, knowledgeab le opponent in the art of fencing. It also makes an
Defenses Ref 17 (flat-footed 15). Fort 15, Will 11 exce llent addition to household staff and is a great conversation piece
hp 30 ; Threshold 15 for a grand ball. Thi s durable droid comes sta ndard with durastee l-a lloy
Immune droid tra its construction so you won 't have to hold back as you progress from ca utiou s
Speed 6 squares (walking) novice to master swashbuck ler. The Du el ist Elite comes preprogrammed
Melee rapier +4 (1d8+4) with rapier, epee, and saber dueling programs. Other program s are avai lable
Ranged by weapon +3 from the manufacturer. Trang Robotic s is not liable for any damage caused
Base Atk + 1; Grp +3 by reprogrammed droid s.
Abilities Str 15, Dex 14, Con -,Int 11, Wis 10, Cha 10 Duelist Elite training droids can be played as dro id heroes.
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... Feats Armor Proficiency (light, medium). Weapon Focus (simple weapons). PLAYINO A DUELIST
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Weapon Proficiency (pistols, rifles, si mpl e weapons) ELITE TRAININO DROID
Skills Ini tiat ive +7, Perception +0, Treat Injury +5, Use Computer +5
The Duelist Elite is a droid of the rich and is programmed as such. Although
Systems heuristic processor, walking locomotion, 2 hand appendages,
they are not as well versed in etiquette as protocol droids, they are
vocabu lator, durasteel shell (+4 armor)
expected to be proper servants-polite, well spoken, and unobtrusive. The
Possessions rapier
Duelist Elite was built to help its master improve his or her combat skills,
Availability Restricted; Cost 11, 330 credits
and it also generally takes on duties as head of the household servants
if these droids need a voice for their desires. Willingly or otherwise, the
DUELIST ELITE Duelist Elite often becomes a leader among droids.
TRAININO DROID When creating a Duelist Elite droid hero, consider taking levels in sol-
Medium droid (4th-degree) dier to specialize in close combat and melee weapons. The noble class also
hp 30 has a few talents worth looking into. The Melee Duelist talent tree from
Threshold 15 the Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide is one obvious choice.
Move (1 sw ift action, 2/turn)
The Duelist Elite training droid moves 6 sq uares (wa lking).
MODIFICATION: LIOHTSABER
Fencing Assistance (1 sw ift action, 1/turn)
SPARRINO PARTNER
The Duelist Elite training droid assists a character' s attack, providing a +2
Some Jedi come from wealthy families that st ill support them when they take
bonus to the roll.
up t he lightsabe r, providing improved equipment and training to the so ns
First Aid (2 swift actions, 1/turn) and daughters who join the Order. Modifying a Duelist Elite droid to teach
The Duelist Elite training droid makes a DC 15 Treat Injury check on a
lightsa ber combat styles is rare but not unheard of. Trang Robotics donated
target in an adjacent square. If th e check is succe ssful, the target
one to the Jedi Council on Coruscant, but Master Windu felt that part of
regains a number of hit points equa l to its character level + 1 for every
lea rning control of the lightsaber was learning how to fight without going
point the check was successful. A character can be treated with first
all out, a level of control unnecessary when sparring with a Dueli st Elite.
aid in th is manner only once per day.
DUELIST ELITE TRAININO OROID

Fighting with a lightsaber is much different from fighting with a fencing


weapon. The droid mu st be reprogrammed with the basics of lightsaber tech -
niques, wh ich requires a DC 11 Use Computer check and a training module that
costs 1,000 credits. If the reprogramming is successful, the droid gains th e
Weapon Proficiency (Iightsabers) feat and loses Weapon Proficiency (pi stols).

MODIFICATION:
81TH WEAPON MASTER
Sith pride themse lves on aggression. They believe they can defeat an oppo-
nent no matter what weapon they face or how and when they are attacked.
Duel ist Elite droids that fall into Sith hand s are often turned into someth ing
a half step removed from an assassin droid. They are armed w ith a variety
of weapons and reprogrammed to strike at their masters at any time with-
out notice . Although the droid s rare ly succeed, they do their duty with the
unshakable tenacity that on ly a machine can muster.
To modify a Dueli st Elite in this manner, begin by remo ving its program-
ming safeg uards, which require s a Use Computer check against the droid's
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Will Defense. If the check is successful, the droid will no longer stop automati - I
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cally when its opponent's hit points fall to single digits. Next, reprogram the 1)
droid to favor a specific type of weapon, which requires a DC 25 Mechanic s -l
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check and 30 minutes of work. Finally, swap one or more of the droid's cur- II
rent feats for others. But beware: If the droid is disabled or otherwise sh uts <
down, it reverts to its original programming when restarted.

MODIFICATION: STILETTO OROID


The nobility of the Tapani Sector settle their differences with duels. In
addition to being educated and graceful, nobles are expected to be deadly assassin would be considered bad form, but giving the droid a few weapons
with a blade, and they have discovered a way for the droid to playa part in that might kill a rival "accidentally" during practice is bu siness as usual. A
the intrigues of the nob le hou ses. Turning the Duelist Elite into an outright f ew nobles keep these so-called st iletto droids around on purpose to prove
that they can handle any threa t that comes their way.
THE OROIO FROM L.AMAN The modification begins with programming a hidden command into the
Duelist Elite droids are a luxury purchase, and I usually don't ~ dro id, w hich requires a Use Computer check against the droid's Will Defense
go out of my way to carry them. Do not misunderstand me, my and 30 minutes of work. (Erasing the command trail that lead s back to the
friend-a Duelist Elite is a quality droid. It is a good hand-to-hand com- programmer increases the check DC by 10.) If the modification is successful,
batant and an excellent training tool, and it makes a good impression the droid is programmed to reveal and use a hidden weapon on a specific
when you make an entrance with one of these droids at your side. But who signal, such as a dropped handkerchief or a spoken keyword . This signal can
really needs to spend their credits on something like this, eh? I've dealt also be an action taken by the intended target, such as lowering a weapon
with a Duelist Elite only once, and that was as a customer rather than a or turning his or her back on the droid . Ne xt, in stall a weapon, such as a
product. QX-73 walked into my shop looking to buy a pair of droids-a small knife or blaster, so me where in the droid, usua lly concealed within
protocol and an astromech. I showed it a few models, mostly to humor the arm or torso . Thi s in stallation requires a DC 20 Mechanics check and 1
it. Such a funny little droid. Normally, if a droid is sent to purchase other hour of work . Detecting the weapon requires a Perception check against the
droids, it is given credits or a credit authorization from its master. But result of the Mechanics check made to install it or against the droid's Will
this Duelist Elite tried to trade me what it called a lightsaber. I think the Defense, whichever is higher. The first t ime the droid make s an attack with
droid believed it was a Jedi! If that poor delusional thing is still out there this weapon, it does so as if it s target is flat-footed .
somewhere, it needs a memory wipe as soon as possible.
E522 ASSASSIN ORCID
E5ZZ ASSASSIN Medium droid (4th - degree)
OROID hp 74
E522 Assassin Droid CL 7 Threshold 23
Medium droid (4th-degree) sco ut l/soldier 6 Move (1 sw ift acti on, 2/turn)
Force 4 The E522 assassin droid moves 6 squares (tracked).
Init +9; Senses da rk vis ion; Perception + 10 Cover Fire (1 swift action , l/turn)
Languages Bas ic, Bin ary When the droid makes a successful ranged attack, all of its alli es within 6
Defenses Ref 24 (flat-footed 23 ), Fort 23, Wi ll 17 squares of the droid gain a + 1 bonu s to their Refl ex Defense until the
hp 74; Threshold 23 sta rt of the droid's ne xt turn .
Immune droid traits Paralyze Oppon ent (1 swift action, l/turn)
Speed 6 squa res (tracked ) When the droid makes a successful ranged attack with its nee dier gun,
Melee unarmed +10 (ld4+7) the droid can paralyze an opponent (see Paralytic Poi so n on page 255
Ranged heavy repeating blaster +7 (3dlO+3) or of the Saga Edition co re rulebook).
,- Rapid Shot (1 swift action , l /turn)
Ranged heavy repeating bla ster +5 (4dlO +3) with Rap id Shot or
The E522 assassin droid makes a ranged attack roll at +5 with either its
I> Ranged ion rifle +7 (3d8+3 ion) or
n Ranged ion rifle +5 (4d 8+3 ion) with Rapid Shot or heavy repeating bl aste r or its ion rifl e. If succe ssful , the attack deal s
I either 4dlO+3 points of damage or 4d8+3 points of ion damage,
) Ranged mi ss il e launcher +7 (6d6+ 3) or
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Ranged needier gun +7 (see be low) depending on the weapon used.
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1'1 Base Atk +6; Grp + 10 Skills Initiative +9, Knowledge (tact ics) +8, Perception + 10 (can reroll),
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Atk Options autofire (h eavy repeating blaster), Cover Fire, Devastatin g Stea lth +9, Surviva l +8
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Attack (h eavy weapons), Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Rapid Shot Vital Systems 2 claw ap pendag es, 2 tool app endages with multifun ct ion
appara tus, vocabu lato r, heavy repeating blaster, ion rifle, mi ss ile
J Special Actions Battle Ana lysis
Abilities Str 18, De x 13, Con -, In t 11 , Wis 11 , Ch a 12 launcher with 6 hunter-seeker mi ssi les, needier gun wi th neu roto xi n
@ Special Qualities droid traits darts (treat as slugthrower rifle)
LiJ Talents Acute Senses, Battle Analysis , Cover Fire, Devastating Attack
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(heavy weapons)
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Feats Armor Proficiency (light, medium, heavy), Point Bl ank Shot, Preci se ENCOUNTERINO AN
@ Shot, Rapid Shot, Weapon Proficiency (heavy weapons , pi stols, rifles, E 5 2 2 ASSASSIN OROID
@ simple weapons) While visiting a dignitary in his office, the heroes are surprised to see
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(iiJ Skills In itiative +9, Knowledge (tactics) +8, Perception + 10 (can rero ll), their host assassinated right before their eyes, shot in the back of the
~ Stealth +9, Survival +8 head through the window behind him. The heroes spot an E522 assassin
Systems basic pro cesso r, tracked loco mot ion, 2 claw appendages, 2 too l droid in the building across the street. Rushing to that structure, they
appendages with multifun ct ion apparatus, darkvi sion , improved se nsor see the droid as it approaches a turbolift on the far end of the building.
package, locked access, vocabulato r, neutronium plating (+11 arm or) The assassin droid turns to face the heroes and opens fire with its heavy
Possessions heavy repeating blaster, ion rifl e, miss ile launcher wit h 6 repeating blaster. If possible, the E522 also targets with its ion rifle any
hun ter-seeker missi les, need ier gun with neurotoxin darts (treat as droids that it sees, attempting to immobilize them. If combat lasts for
slug th rower rifle) more than 5 rounds, the assassin droid fires a hunter-seeker missile at
Availability Military; Cost 28,535 credits one of the more troublesome heroes. If a hero closes to melee range, the
Hunter-Seeker Missiles-Whe n the E52 2 assassin droid attacks with this droid engages that character in unarmed combat and tries to take him or
weapon, the missile locks on a chose n targe t and pe rm its the droid her out before resuming its blaster attacks on the rest of the group. After
to make an attack roll once per round until the missile either hit s the 10 rounds of combat, the E522 assassin droid attempts to flee.
intended target or misses for five co nsec uti ve rounds.
Neurotoxin Darts-On a successfu l attack with a neurotoxin dart on a
li ving creature, the target is inj ected with a paralytic poi son (see page
255 of the Saga Editio n core rulebook) .
E5 2 2 A S S ASS IN O RO ID

MODIFICATION:
HEAVY WEAPON SUPPORT
Given the dro id's sheer size and abi lity, many peop le are not surprised to
learn that E522 s can be altered to provide heavy weapon suppo rt for military
units on the batt lefield . To perform t his modification, f irst insta ll a shie ld
generator with a rating of at least 10. Next, remove the need ier gun and
ion rifle. Remove the missile launcher from the droid's left appendage and
reinstall the weapon on the droid's shou lder. Add a second missi le launcher
on the opposite shoulder, and add a missile- loading system and 16 kilograms
of storage space with a DC 15 Mechan ics check and 2 hours of work. Place
another heavy repeating blaster next to the first one, and add a grenade
launcher where the first missile launcher used to be. Rep rogram t he Weapon
Proficiency feats for pistols and simp le weapons to Dua l Weapon Mastery
I and Far Shot. Finally, add a fire-link system, w hi ch wi ll allow the droid to
fire its heavy repeating blasters simultaneously as a sing le standard action
with a -2 penalty ; this change requires a DC 25 Use Computer check and
2 hours of work .

PARANOIA
I've heard a lot of things about the E522 assassin droid, and
they're enough to give me nightmares. It carries enough firepower
to give the heartiest soldier pause. You can't hear it coming because it
moves so quietly. The droid can sneak up on you and blow your head off
before you know what's happened. It never sleeps, and it doesn't stop
until its target is dead-period. That said, I did get an opportunity to see
During the formative years of the Empire, Sienar Intelligence Systems received an E522 in action, however briefly. I was having lunch with an associate
a comm ission to bu ild a weapons- laden droid to be used by the Emperor when I heard a blaster discharge. A dignitary eating a few tables down
himself. Neither the reason for the droids nor the origins of the design were suddenly dropped face-down into his soup, and people started scream-
known at the time the commiss ion was made. Records recovered by New ing. I looked around and saw an E522 pulling back from an upper-level
Repub li c slicers after the fa ll of the Empire state that the plans were drafted window across the street. Nobody ever caught the droid, and the official
by Sienar developers with the assistance of droid designers reta ined from report said that the victim had a heart attack. I know the Empire covered
the Techno Union after that organizat ion was fo lded into the Imperial infra- that story up.
structure. Soon after comp letion , the E522 assassin droids were delivered Speaking of cover-ups, a high-society person I know believes that
as promised . Litt le did the publ ic know that the droids wou ld be used to she's being followed by one of these assassin droids, although she claims
perma nently silence Emperor Palpatine's critics as the Empire con solidated to have no idea why she might be a target. Not sure if her story is true
its ru le of t he ga laxy. or not, but she's currently hiding out on Ord Mantell and needs some
Bu il t to look like a be ing with a very strong upper body, an E522 assassin protection-maybe even someone to take the droid out. Think you got
droid moves on tracked feet. It seeks prey with a high-grade sensor suite the guts for this one?
insta lled into its f lat head and unleashes an array of weapons on its target
with re lentless precision.
E522 assass in droids can't be played as dro id heroes.
Abilities Str 10, Dex 13, Con -, Int 16, Wis 13, Cha 10
EI-9 NETWORK Special Qualities defense in depth, droid tra its, preci sion locator, quick-
SECURITY OROIO load hidden core
Talents Acute Sense s, Gimmick, Improved Initiative, Master Slicer
EI-9 Network Security Droid CL 8 Feats Armor Proficiency (light, medium), Improved Defenses, Point Blank
Medium droid (2nd-degree) non heroic 3/scoundrel 3/scout 4 Shot, Precise Shot, Quick Draw, Rapid Shot, Running Attack, Sniper,
Force 3 Skill Fo cus (U se Computer), Weapon Proficiency (pi stols, simp le
Init + 11; Senses low- light vision; Perception + 13 wea pons)
Languages Basic, Binary, 3 unassigned Skills In itia t ive + 11 (can reroll), Knowledge (technology) + 13,
Defenses Ref 22 (flat-footed 21), Fort 19, Will 20 Perception + 13 (can reroll), Use Computer + 18
hp 36; Threshold 19 Systems walking locomotion, heuristic processor, 2 hand appendages,
Immune droid traits 2 tool appe ndag es, sco mp link, improved sensor package, internal
Speed 6 sq uares (walking) com link, wire le ss link data port, hidden core, vocabulator, duranium
Melee unarmed +7 (1d3+3) plating (+8 armor)
Poss essio ns blaster rifle
Ranged blaster rifle +8 (3d8+3) or
Ranged blaster rifle +6 (4d8+3) with Rapid Shot Availability Restricted; Cost 23,840 cred its
Base Atk +7; Grp +8 Defense in Depth -Afte r successfully defeating an opponent's Use
o Computer check to issue a routine command, an EI-9 droid automatically
I Atk Options Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Rapid Shot, Running Attack,
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1) Sniper worsens the co mputer's attitude toward the opponent by one step.
-f Special Actions Gimmick, Master Slicer, Quick Draw Precision Locator-When eve r another character or droid makes an
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D opposed Use Computer check against the EI-9 network security droid,
if the network security droid's check is higher then it automatically
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learn s the basic location of its opponent.
Quick-Load Hidden Core -A n EI-9 droid's hidden core automatically
attem pts to re store itse lf 1d12 minute s after the droid's memory is
wiped or the droid's programming is altered in any way. If the in itial
attempt fails, the hidden core attempts to restore itself once per hour
until it succeeds .

81-9 NETWORK
SECURITV DROID
Medium droid (2nd -deg ree)
hp 36
Threshold 19
Move (1 swi ft action, 2/turn)
The EI -9 network secu rity droid moves 6 squares (walking).
Defense in Depth (1 sw ift action, 1/turn)
After successfully defeating an opponent's Use Computer check to issue a
routine command, an EI-9 droid automatically worsen s the computer's
attitu de toward the opponent by one step .
Improve Access (2 sw ift actions, 1/turn)
Th e EI-9 network securi ty droid makes a Use Computer check against the
target computer's Will Defense to improve the computer 's attitude
toward it.

EI-9 NETWORK SECURI TY ORDID


Issue Routine Command (1 swift action , l/turn)
The EI-9 network security droid issues a routine co mmand to a computer SERIOUS SECURITY
that has a friendly attitude toward it. SO, you're going after an ISB data storage facility? I have just
Skills Init iative + 11 (ca n reroll), Know ledge (technolog y) + 13, what you need. I assume you already have a plan for getting in;
Perception +13 (can reroll), Use Computer + 18 security is likely to be extremely tight. However, what you need to know is
Vital Systems 2 hand appendages, 2 tool appendages, interna l com lin k, that a lot of these centers employ EI-9 droids. They're tough, both online
wi reless dat a communication s array, hidden core, voca bul ator, and off. If you try slicing into the system, one of the network security
blaste r rifle droids will probably keep you busy, actively battling your every move,
while its buddies come after you at the terminal. Oh, you could try to take
your own reprogrammed EI-9 to fight the battle for you, but these droids
As an extension of its securi ty droid offerings, Arakyd introduced an out-
have a nasty habit of remembering that they work for security systems,
stand ing line of computer and information netwo rk sec urity uni ts . Th e EI-9
not against them, and at just the wrong moment. If you're not careful,
com bin es the function s of online protection wit h physical protection of the
you might find yourself clashing with your own droid. Anyway, good luck.
actua l co mputer and networking equipm ent. It actively patrol s and counters
threats on- and offline and can attempt both at the sa me t ime. The droid has
a bipedal hum anoid ap pearanc e, wi th two arms, two legs, and dual visua l
MODIFICATION:
senso rs housed in an overs ized , helm et-shaped head. It carries an ar ray of
ELECTROMAONETIC PULSE
data links, cab les, and adapters, mak ing it capable of linking with any stan -
Thi s substantia l modification allows th e EI- 9 to em it an electromagnetic pul se
dard computer port in the galaxy. Its data co mmuni cations array connects
capab le of disrupting or temporarily disabl in g most computers, cybernet ic
wi th most wireless networks as we ll.
systems , droid s, and electronic dev ices wi th in a 6-sq uare radius of th e droid .
EI -9 units co mmonly protect government and com mercial computer
To emit the pu lse, the EI -9 roll s 1d1 0 plu s its base attack bonus aga in st th e
cores. They are highl y aggressive, and most slicers and data thieves f ind the
t arg et's Fortit ude Defense. If t he attack is successful, the affecte d device
droids difficu lt to circumvent. Their advanced programming all ows them to
immedi ate ly shuts down for 1 round while it resets. (For devices that do not
isolate on li ne threats quick ly, even when on the move to physically sec ure
have a Fortitude Defense, use a defense of 10 for typical unshield ed units
a local terminal at the same tim e. Each droid comes wi th its own interna l
and a defense of 25 fo r heavy-duty or mil itary grade equipment.) After use,
protection-a quick-loading hidden core containing defa ult security protocols
the pulse takes 1 round to cha rge before it ca n be used agai n. Installing thi s @
so that eve n if th e droid is compromised by an attacke r, it eventua ll y reverts
mod ification requires a DC 25 Mechanics chec k, 4,000 cred its' worth of parts ~
to its sta ndard protection programm in g. @
and electromagnetic insu lation, and 3 days of work .
EI-9 net work security droids can be played as droid heroes . @
MODIFICATION: @
SLICER TRACKER @
PLAVINO AN E I - 9 @
This modification enhances the droid's prec ision locator speci al quality. Once
NETWORK SECURITY OROID lID
it has loca ted a slicer on the network, the EI-9 droid ca n make Use Computer ~
EI-9 droids are dedicated to computer network security. They regard
checks to carry out t he follow in g f unction s:
virtually any commercial or government network as something to be
• Inse rt a tracking program in to th e port ab le computer or other device
protected, although their assigned systems take precedence.
that the slicer is usin g to access the netw ork . On ce inserted, the pro-
To create an EI-9 droid character, first select the stock service droid
gram attempts to report the sli cer's location whenever he or she link s to
chassis (see page 13). Replace the basic processor with a heuristic
another netwo rk. Inserting the program requ ires a Use Computer check
processor, and add a scomp link to the tool appendage. Add two more
oppo sed by the target's Use Compu t er check.
tool appendages to account for the various data ports and the data
• Acce ss networked senso rs and devices in the sli cer's area to obtain
communications array, and install a hidden core. Take your first levels in
audio and visua l inform ation on the subj ect. If such devic es ex ist, the
the scoundrel class to gain access to the Slicer talent tree . Select Armor
droid can make a DC 25 Use Computer check to gather data on the
Proficiency (light) as a starting feat, select Skill Training (Perception) as
sli ce r. At the Gamemaster's discretion, the dro id mi ght need to make
a bonus feat, and take Use Computer as a trained skill. Take Skill Focus
separate check s to ga in access to se parate systems.
(Use Computer) as soon as possible.
Install ing thi s modification requires a DC 30 Use Computer check, 4,000
credits' worth of softwa re, and 2 hours of work .
EV-SERIES SUPERVISOR OROID

EV-SERIES -~
SUPERVISOR DROID
EV-Series Supervisor Droid CL 3
Medium droid (3rd-degree) non heroic l/noble 3
Force 3
Init + 1; Senses Perception +3
Languages Basic, Binary, 3 unassigned
Defenses Ref 13 (flat-footed 13), Fort 12, Will 16
hp 10; Threshold 12
Immune droid traits
Speed 6 squares (walking)
Melee unarmed +1 (ld3)
Ranged by weapon + 1
Base Atk +2; Grp +1
Special Actions Demand Surrender, Presence
Abilities Str 8, Dex 9, Con -, Int 13, Wis 12, Cha 12
Special Qualities bully, droid traits
Talents Demand Surrender, Presence
Feats Coordinated Attack, Droid Focus (5th - degree). Linguist, Skill Focus
(Mechanics, Persuasion)' Skill Training (Knowledge [technology],
Mechanics)
Skills Knowledge (technology) +8, Mechanics + 13, Perc eption +3,
Persuasion + 13, Use Computer +8
Systems heuristic proce sso r, walking locomotion, 2 hand appendages,
internal comlink, vocabulator
Availability Licensed; Cost 11 ,380 credits
Bully-As a swift action, when trying to intimidate a target, the
EV-Series supervisor droid can reroll its Persuasion check and keep Demand Surrender (1 swift action, l/encounter)
the better result. The EV-Series supervisor droid demands surrender from an opponent that
has been reduced to one-half of its hit points or fewer, by making a
EV-SERIES SUPERVISOR OROIO Persuasion check against the opponent's Will Defense.
Medium droid (3rd-degree) Improve Access (2 swift actions, l/turn)
hp 10 The EV-Se rie s supervisor droid makes a Use Computer check against the
Threshold 12 target computer's Will Defense to improve the computer's attitude
toward it.
Move (1 swift action, 2/turn)
Issue Routine Command (1 swift action, l/turn)
The EV-Series supervisor droid moves 6 squares (walking) .
The EV-Series supervisor droid issues a routine command to a computer
Bully (1 swift action)
that has a friendly attitude toward it.
When attempting to intimidate an opponent, the EV-Series supervisor
droid can make a Persuasion check. If the check is successful, the droid's Skills Knowledge (technology) +8, Mechanics + 13, Perception +3,
master gains a +2 circumstance bonus to his or her Persuasion check. Persuasion + 13, Use Computer +8
Coordinated Attack (1 swift action, l/turn) Vital Systems 2 hand appendages, internal comlink, vocabulator
The EV-Series supervisor droid grants its allies a +2 bonus to attack rolls
made against an enemy that is adjacent to the droid or within point
blank range of the droid.
who us es weapons or othe r equipment issued by the droid can reroll his or
PL.AVING AN EV-SERIES
her first skill check or attack roll with the issued item each encounter and
SUPERVISOR DROID
keep the better result. The droid must have spent at lea st 8 hours with the
To play an EV-Series supervisor droid with heroic levels, start by choosing
item in the last 24 hours for the item to gain this benefit.
the stock protocol droid chassis (see page 13). The best starting class to
select is noble, since it offers the skills and talents the droid needs to
MODIFICATION: TECHNICIAN
perform well in a supervisory role. Instead of a translator unit, the EV-
Although thi s modification might seem unlikely for a supervisor droid, EV-
Series droid gets a heuristic processor and the bully special quality, as
Serie s units have a working knowledge of how machines function and can be
described in the droid's statistics block. Select Persuasion and Use Com-
quite adept at fixing them. This modification emphasizes the droid's ability to
puter as two of the droid's starting skills. Other trained skills to consider
make repairs and adjustments to machines and to other droids or cybernetic
include Deception to represent the droid's ability to bend the truth to
being s. Scoundrel is the best class for this modification, but changes can be
coerce those under its supervision, Knowledge (technology) to represent
made to accommodate the droid's current ski ll set. First, remove the internal
what it knows about other droids and about devices it can use to direct
comlink and, in its place, install a diagnostics package to help the droid find
its workers, and Perception to represent the droid's ability to pinpoint
and fix problems . Reprogram the Persuasion skill to Perception and adjust
when someone is lying or to look into the actions of a worker. Be sure to
the corresponding Sk ill Focus feat in the same manner. Equip the droid with
purchase an internal comlink as part of the droid's starting equipment.
a tool kit and a roll of mesh tape for emergency repairs. Optionally, one of
the droid's hand appendages can be swapped out for a tool appendage with
MerenData designed the EV-Series supervisor droid to manage other droids. a multifunction apparatu s, giving the droid the ability to connect up to three
The idea of a droid supervising a company's droid pool appealed to many tools needed to perform a particular job. Finally, add a targeting scope to
organizations, and the humanoid-shaped unit sold reasonably well. When the droid's head and cal ibrate it to give the droid a +2 equipment bonus to
MerenData discovered shortly after the line' s release that the motivators Mechanics checks to make repairs; this step requires a DC 15 Mechanics
originally planned for the EV-Serie s were accidentally swapped with ones check and 15 minute s of work.
meant to be installed in torture droids, they decided to wait and see how
the droids performed. Much to their surprise, the droids with the swapped
motivators actually outperformed the unaltered droids when it came to RAGE AGAINST
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managing the droids under their care. However, the discovery that the EV-
I have seen much damage, heard many complaints from droids
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Series droids were using sadistic methods to accomplish their tasks, such @
as melting a droid's feet to the floor to prevent it from leaving a statio n about working under EV-Series. Scarred chassis, broken and severed arms @
or treating it to an oil bath set afire, forced MerenData to issue a massive and legs, burned hardware-just some of the carnage I have seen on poor
droids that come to me for repairs. Some of the ones sold to me are so
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recall to exchange the motivators. Although most of the droids were brought @
in and repaired, some customers, such as crime lord Ploovo Two-for-One, far gone, no choice but to send to the junk pile and hope I can salvage @
preferred the flawed model. at least one piece of equipment to use elsewhere. Also, I remember one lID
EV-Series supervisor droids can be played as droid heroes. time when I received a supervisor droid that got beat up by droids under b:S
its care. Another droid already in sandcrawler saw it and started shriek-
MODIFICATION: ing in Binary. Next thing, several droids stormed the bay and ripped the
QUARTERMASTER broken supervisor apart. Had to buy its owner a new one.
Many military units swear by the use of an EV-Series supe rvisor droid as That reminds me. One of the droids I recently fixed told about a
a quartermaster for supplies. Thi s re la t ively simple modification can be production facility on Malastare where an EV-Series supervisor droid
performed using the basic dro id modification rules from the Saga Edition watched a work force of near 50 droids. After mistreatment by the super-
core rulebook. Start the modification process by installing a video recorder visor, the droids started to rebel. But the EV-Series anticipated this and
the droid can use to keep a visual catalog of supplie s and to track missing had the entire group of workers imprisoned. Then it ordered the security
items. In sta ll a power recharger in the droid's torso so it can keep power droids to eliminate its organic masters. Now the droid has taken control
packs and energy cells fully charged. Finish by giving the droid a data pad of the facility and locked down the place, not letting anyone in or out.
with access to the military unit's inventory. Thank s to the droid's meticulous
skill at keeping supplies protected and in good working condit ion, anyone
FL..TCH-SERIES BATTLE OROIO
FLTCH-SERIES Large droid (4th-degree)
BATTL.E DROID hp 32
Threshold 22
FLTCH-Series Battle Droid CL 5
Move (1 swi ft action, 2/turn)
Large droid (4th-degree) non heroic 4/sold ier 4
The FLTCH-Series battle droid moves 6 squares (walking or flying with a
Force 3
jetpack).
Init +6; Senses low-light vision; Perception +11
Claw Attack (1 sw ift action, l/turn)
Languages Ba sic, Binary, 1 una ssigned
The FLTCH-Series battle droid makes an unarmed attack at + 13. If
Defenses Ref 19 (flat- footed 17). Fort 22, Will 14 successful, the attack deals 1d6+8 po in ts of damage.
hp 32; Threshold 22 Heavy Blaster Rifle Attack (1 swift ac tion, l/turn)
Immune droid traits Th e FLTCH-S eri es battle droid makes a ranged attack at + 10. If successfu l,
Speed 6 sq uares (walking). 6 sq uares (flying with jetpack) the attack de als 3d 10 +2 points of damage.
Melee claw +13 (ld6+8) Missile Attack (1 swift action, l/turn)
Ranged heavy blaster rifle + 10 (3dlO+2) or The FLTCH-Series battle droid makes a ranged attack at +9. If successfu l,
Ranged blaster rifle + 10 (3d8+2) or the attack deals 6d6+2 points of damage in a 2-square radius.
Ranged mi ss ile launcher +9 (6d6+2, 2-square radius)
o Nightmare (2 swift action s, l /encounter)
I Fighting Space 2x2; Reach 1 sq uare Th e FLTCH - Series battle droid makes a Persuasion check to intimi date an
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11 Base Atk +7; Grp +18 enemy w hile it simultaneou sly make s a melee attack against the same
-I Atk Options autofire (heavy blaster rifle, blaster rifle). Devastatin g Attack
rn enemy. If t he check is successful, the intimidation take s effect after
II (rifle s). Point Blank Shot the droid' s turn is comp lete.
< Special Actions Indomitable, Running Attack Zero-Range Attack (2 swift actions, l/encounter)
Abilities Str 22, Dex 15, Con -, Int 12, Wis 11, Cha 8 The FLTCH-Series battle droid attempts to grab or grapple an enemy with
Special Qualities droid traits, nightmare, zero- range attack its claw appe ndag e at + 13. If th e attack is succe ssful, the droid can
Talents Ind omitab le, Devastating Attack (rifles) make an immediate attack at + 10 with its arm-mounted blaster rifle,
Feats Armor Proficien cy (light, medium). Point Bl ank Shot, Running dealing 3d8+2 point s of damage.
Attack, Sk ill Training (Endurance). Weapon Focu s (rifle s). Weapon Skills Enduran ce +9, Perception + 11, Persuasion +8
Proficiency (heavy weapons, rifl es, simp le weapons) Vital Systems 2 claw appendages, vocabulator, heavy blaster rifle,
Skills Endurance +9, Percept ion + 11, Persuas ion +8 built-in blaster rifle, built- in mi ssile launcher (single mi ss ile).
Systems wa lking locomotion, flying locomotion (wi t h j etpack). basi c demountable jetpack
processor, 2 claw appendages, vocabu lator, improved se nsor pac kage,
quadanium battle armor (+7 armor)
Possessions heavy blaster rifle, built-in bla ste r rifl e, built-in missi le ENCOUNTERING A FL.TCH-
launcher (single mi ss ile). demountable jetpack SERIES BATTLE OROIO
Availability Military; Cost 31,375 credits FLTCH-Series battle droids can be found in almost any mercenary unit or
criminal syndicate in the galaxy. They do not frequently operate as part
Nightmare-The FLTCH -Se ries battle dro id uses its claw s and sp ikes to
of defense forces or police organizations because their reputation for
intimidate while attacking. Once per encounter, the droid ca n make
brutality and their menacing appearance do not mesh well with serving
a Persuasion check to intimidate an enemy as a free actio n whi le it
the general public. The droids do not rely on sophisticated tactics but,
simultaneously makes a mele e attack against the sa me enemy. If the
instead, use bulk, armor, strength, and firepower in battle. However, they
check is successful, the intimidation takes effect after the droid's turn
can follow orders and battle plans perfectly well.
is complete.
The merc droid can be deployed with or without its jetpack or heavy
Zero-Range Attack-If the FLTCH-Series battle droid make s a succe ssful
blaster rifle, both of which are designed specifically for use with this
attempt to grab or grapple an enemy with its claw appendage, it can
model. Although the droid does not use its jetpack with great precision,
make an immediate attack with its arm-mounted bla ster rifl e.
its enormous form flying through the air is a frightening sight, especially
to anyone in its landing lone. Units that deploy one of these droids try
to maximize its intimidation factor.
F L.T CH - S E RI ES B A TTL. E O ROIO

ammunition power pack as it would any other. Additionally, by consuming


twice the power for a particular shot (tha t is, expe nding power as if two
shots had been fired). the shot can deal an extra ld6 points of damage on a
successful hit. This modification takes a total of 2 hours to complete.

MODIFICATION :
MERCENARY RENTAL UNIT
Some clever programmers f igured out a way to turn FLTCH-Series battle
droids into self-administrating rental units. Once the droid's owner confirms
payment (which is required up front, along with a sizable damage deposit).
he or she turns the droid over to the customer. The droid then fo llows the
customer's orders for the specifie d duration, as long as thos e commands do
not break the terms of the agreement or direct the droid to move against its
owner. At the end of the renta l period, the droid automatically ceases to aid
the customer and waits to be returned to its owner (or finds its own way ,-
back) . If the rental period ends in the middl e of co mbat, the droid sw itches
to se lf-defense mode and extracts itself from the situation as quickly as (l
poss ible. Extensions of th e rental agreement are possible but usually must I
)
be arranged ahead of time . Throw ing credits at the droid at the la st minute 'U
can work, but the prices go up considerably under such circumstances, and -i
1'1
the credits mu st be paid on the spot. II
Making thi s modification requires a DC 25 Use Computer check and 1 day <
of wo rk . Adding a tracking dev ice to the droid requires a DC 20 Mechanics

An early battle droid model manufactured by the Colicoid Creation Nest for
check . Once in a customer's charge , the droid vigo rou sly defend s itse lf against
any attempt to circumvent its programming or its tracking device. Tampering
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interstellar export by the Trade Federation, the FLTCH-Serie s is a large brute with the droid terminates the agreement, in which case the droid immediately
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with sp ikes, menacing features, and lethal built-in weapons. De sign ed to be begins to ext ra ct itself from the situation and returns to its owner. @
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marketed for the security and lesse r mil itary duties of humanoid species, the @
droid is employed by Outer Rim mercenary units and powerful crime lords.
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Its use by paramilitary organ izations is so w idespread that it is better known @
as a "merc droid" than by its proper designation. @
The FLTCH-Serie s is a determined fighter an d an effective intimidator. A BIO HELP (lj)
However, its utility is limited by its size , bulk, and lack of agility. The droid's Mercenary droids are a favorite of mine. I know, I know- b:S
enormous claws hinder its ability to use control panels, equipment, and technically, they're FLTCH-Series units, but you'll find that
small electronic devices. They also force the droid to use weapons special ly almost everyone just calls them merc droids. Anyway, they're big and
designed for its unique grip, although it occasionally circumvents thislimita- intimidating. Obtaining even one or two will make a fine addition to your
tion (usually with a -5 penalty to attacks). firepower. If you can field these monsters, you'll also be seen as serious
FLTCH-Serie s droids can't be played as droid heroes. mercenaries-or wealthy criminals, depending on your friends. If you really
want to make a name for yourselves, pick up a couple of these units and
MODIFICATION: AMMO BOOST head out to Rodia or some other world with a lot of intra-clan fighting.
This modification al lows the FLTCH -Serie s battle droid to share it s onboard Hire yourselves out as a special operations squad or protection specialists.
am munition power pack with a handheld blaster, with a further option to Make sure you get your employers to spread the word about how good
add more punch to each shot. Both the droid and the weapon mu st be you are and how imposing your hardware is. With luck, you'll start getting
alte red prior to use. Modifying the droid requires a DC 20 Mechanics check calls from better-paying patrons with more dangerous jobs. Watch out,
and 500 cred its' worth of parts, including a power cable to link the pa ck to though. Mercs are impressive droids, but they're not indestructible. If
the weapon. Modifying the bla ster requires a DC 20 Mechanic s check and you're not careful, you'll spend all your profits repairing t hem.
100 credits' worth of parts. Once linked, the weapon can use the droid's
Run Diagnostics (2 sw ift actions, l/turn)
0 2 REPAIR DROID The G2 repair droid makes a Mechanics check to determine why a
mechanical or electronic device does not work . If the check is
G2 Repair Droid CL 0 successful, the droid's ma ste r gains a +2 circumstance bonus to his or
Small droid (2nd-degree) nonheroic 1 her Mechanics check to f ix t he device .
Init + 1; Senses darkvision; Perception +7 Skills Knowledge (technology) +1 2, Mechanics +12, Percept ion +7,
Languages Basic, Binary, 2 una ss igned Use Computer +12
Defenses Ref 12 (flat-footed 111, Fort 10, Will 10 Vital Systems 2 hand appendages, diagnostics package, vocabu lator,
hp 3; Threshold 10 tool kit
Immune droid traits
Speed 4 squares (walking) SoroSuub introduced the G2 repair droid to the galaxy within the first decade
Melee unarmed +0 (ld2) after the conclusion of the Clone Wars. G2s are a little shorter than sta ndard
Ranged by weapon + 1 R2 astromech droids, with a wide bottom half that forces them to wadd le
Base Atk +0; Grp-4 when they wa lk. Th is distinctive manner of locomotion, along with sma ll
heads atop long, thin necks, earned G2 s the nickname "goose droids." Their
Abilities Str 10, Dex 13, Con -, Int 15, Wis 11, Cha 8
three-fingered hands allow them to hold most repair tools, and their wide
Special Qualities droid traits, patch job
stances give them extra stabil ity when dealing w ith large, heavy equ ipment.
Feats Skil l Focus (Knowledge [technology], Mechanics, Use Computer)
G2 s are capable repair droids, but they tend to be overly ta lkat ive, which
Skills Knowledge (technology) + 12, Mechanics + 14, Perception +7,
is hardwired into their systems and cannot be relieved w ith memory w ipes.
Use Computer + 12
Complaints and a high number of returns from large corporations that bought
Systems basic processor, walking locomotion, 2 hand appendages,
the droids in bulk forced SoroSuub to discontinu e the line eight years after
darkvision, diagnostics package, improved sensor package, vocabulator
the Battle of Endor, but near-co nstan t requests from sma ll bus in ess owners
< Possessions too l kit
and individuals prompted the company to resta rt the series two years later.
Availability Licensed; Cost 5,210 credits
G2 repair droids can be played as droid heroes.
Patch Job-The G2 repair droid can make temporary repairs to any
disab led mechanical or electronic device as a sta ndard action in stead
of a full-round action.

02 REPAIR OROIO
Small droid (2nd-degree)
hp 3
Threshold 10
Move (1 sw ift act ion , 2/turn)
The G2 repa ir droid moves 4 squares (walking).
Patch Job (1 swift action, l/turn)
The G2 repair droid makes fast, temporary repairs to any disabled
mechanical or electronic device. The number of hit points restored
equals the resu lt of the droid's Mechanics check.
Recharge Shields (2 swift act ions, l/turn)
When act in g as the shield operator of a vehicle or operating a device with
a shield rating, the G2 repair droid makes a Mechanics check to restore
5 points to the shie ld rating, up to the sh ield's normal maximum.
Regulate Power (2 swift actions, l/turn)
When acting as the engineer of a vehicle , the G2 repair droid makes a
Mechanics check to move the vehicle + 1 step on the cond ition track.

0 2 REPA.IR OROIO
MODIFICATION: SCAVENGER
PL..AVING A 02 REPAIR DROID
Scavenging would seem to be a function better suited to a labor droid, but a
Anyone seeking to playa G2 repair droid with hero ic levels should choose
number of junk shop owners have found that a G2 repair droid is more than
the stock mechanic droid chassis (see page 12) . The best starting class
capable offilling this role after the following modifications are made. Remove
to recreate the droid is t he scou ndrel, using the Point Blank Shot feat
the droid's le gs and in stall a repulsorlift unit in their place, removing the
to emphasize t he droid's accuracy in targeting objects at close range.
limitation imposed by terrain; this change requires a DC 25 Mechanics check
Instead of starting with four t ool appendages and internal storage, the
and 1 day of work . Next, attach a set of electrobinoculars and a glow rod to
G2 droid comes with t he patch job special qua lity, as described in the
improve the droid's visual capabilities, requiring a DC 15 Mechanics check
droid's statistics block. Select Mechanics, Perception, and Use Computer
and 2 hours of work for each item. To help the droid withstand punishing
as th ree of t he droid's starti ng skills. Cons ider choos ing Knowledge (physi-
environments, change the Use Computer skill to Surv ival, which requires a
cal sciences) to represent the droid's ability to develop and apply new
DC 10 Use Computer check and 30 minutes of work. Finally, affix a remov-
maintenance methods and to create upgrades fo r existing equipment,
able storage bin or cart on a repulsorlift to the back of the droid so it can
Knowledge (technology) to represent the droid's knowledge of cutting-
tow the scraps and equipment it finds back to its master. As an alternative,
edge technological systems, and Pilot to represent the droid's knowledge
a shell can be created and permanently attached to the droid, allowing it to
of vehicle operations . Be sure to purchase a tool kit as part of the droid's
carry up to 25 kilogram s of material s instead of lugging around a separate
starting equipment, and consider purchasing magnetic feet to help the
unit. This option better protects the droid' s haul, reducing the chance that
droid make repairs on the ou t er hull of a starship.
it wi ll lose anything it find s.

MO D I FIC ATION : COPIL..OT


Merchant captains, shuttle pilots, smugglers, and pilots from other walks of life
are always in need of reliable copilots to back them up in case of emergency, MUCH T o o TAL..KATIVE
and the G2 repair droid can be modified to fill that role. Begin by in stalling a There are two droid models in the galaxy that I cannot stand: 3PO
tool appendage on the droid, which requires a DC 20 Mechanics check and 1 protocol droids and G2 repair droids. The reason is that they talk
hour of work. Attach a scomp link to the new appendage; this part of the pro- too much! All they do is blather on about anything and everything. I am
cedure requires a DC 15 Mechanics check and 10 minutes of work. Normally, surprised that they ever get any work done. I had a G2 working for me a
the droid can't operate a vehicle through a scomp link, but the device can be while back. It constantly talked about things unrelated to its job, and my
altered to allow the G2 to link into a vehicle's operation system and pilot the circuits nearly fried just hearing it carryon . I had to rip out its vocabu lator
vehicle, as well as to perform typical copilot functions like astrogation and to finally shut it up. In fact, I would not be surprised to learn that a G2's
sensor operations. Ne xt, reprogram the droid's ski ll set to remove Mechanics unending stream of conversation is responsible for the problems with
and to add Pilot. At the same time, adjust the Skill Focus (Mechanics) feat those ships at the Sluis Van shipyards. Severa l ships have flown out of
to Skill Focus (Pilot). Optionally, change one of the other Skill Focus feats to there over the last several weeks, only to experience difficulty with one
Dodge, Vehicular Combat, or Weapon Proficiency (heavy weapons). or more primary systems just after leaving the star system. That might
explain the increased pirate activity in that area of space. I wonder if
MO D I F ICAT ION: the repair droids in the shipyards are working for the pirates. That seems
EX P L.. OS I VES DETECTOR possible, but I have my doubts. If the G2s had been compromised, surely
Many law enforcement agenc ies have to deal with bomb threats from ter- the stupid droids would have blurted out that information by now.
rorists and criminals, but they might not all employ agents that have the
proper training to locate and defuse explosives. For such agencies, a G2
repa ir droid modified to perform those duties can be a valuable resource. To
make this modification, start by upgrading the droid with hardened systems
of at least x3, treating the G2 as if it were a droid of Large size. This change
in creases the droid's hit point total by 30 and its damage threshold by 15.
Attach two tool appendages and add 5 kilograms of internal storage to the
droid's chassis with a DC 20 Mechanics check and 3 hours of work for each
component. Insta ll a laser cutter on one of the tool appendage s and an
electroshock probe on the other.
OD16-SERIES PILOT ORDIO

0016-SERIES PILOT
OROID
GD16-Series Pilot Droid CL 5
Medium droid (5th-degree) scout 3/so ldi er 2
Force 3
Init +9; Senses low-light vision; Perception + 10
Languages Basic, Binary, 2 unassigned
Defenses Ref 19 (flat-footed 17). Fort 17, Will 16
hp 44; Threshold 17
Immune droid traits
Speed 6 squa re s (walking)
Melee unarmed +4 (ld3+2)
Ranged by weapon +6
Base Atk +4; Grp +6
Atk Options Devastating Attack (heavy weapons). Point Blank Shot
Special Actions Vehicular Combat
Abilities Str 10, Dex 15, Con -, Int 14, Wis 12, Cha 9
Special Qualities droid traits, sensor crown, simultaneous operation,
vehicle link
Talents Acute Senses, Devastating Attack (heavy weapons).
Improve d Initiati ve
Feats Armor Proficiency (light). Point Blank Shot, Skill Focus (Pilot). G01S-SERIES PILOT OROID
Skill Training (U se Computer). Vehicular Combat, Weapon Proficiency
Medium droid (5th-degree)
(heavy weapons, rifles, simple weapons)
hp 44
Skills Initi ative +9 (can reroll). Knowledge (galactic lore) +9, Knowledge
Threshold 17
(tactics) +9, Mechanics +9, Perception + 10 (can reroll). Pilot + 14,
Move (1 swift action, 2/turn)
Stealth +9, Use Computer +9
Th e GD16-Series pilot droid moves 6 sq uares (walking) .
Systems walking locomotion , heuristic processor, 4 hand appendages,
Copilot (1 swift action, l/turn)
locked access, improved sensor package, vocabu lator
The GD16-Series pilot droid assists a character's Pilot check, providing a
Availability Licensed; Cost 17,430 credits
+2 bonus to the check.
Sensor Crown-As a swift action, a GD16-Series pilot droid can use its
Recharge Shields (2 swift actions, l/turn)
sensor crown to lock on to a veh icle, a character, or an object that it The GD16-Series pilot droid makes a DC 20 Mechanics check. If the check
can see. Until the end of the encounter, the droid gains a +2 equipment is successful, the droid's ship regain s 5 points of shields, up to th e
bonus to Perception checks related to that target.
ship's normal maximum.
Simultaneous Operation-Twice per encounter, a GD16-Series pilot droid Regulate Power (2 sw ift actions, l/turn)
gains an add itional swift action that it must use to operate a veh icle's The GD16-Series pilot droid makes a DC 20 Mechanics check. If the check
systems or to take another vehicle combat action. is successful, the droid's ship moves + 1 step on the condition track.
Vehicle Link-As a standard action, a GD16 -Series pilot droid can estab li sh Sensor Crown (1 swift action)
a link with a ship or a vehicle and issue a routine command to any Until the end of the encounter, the GD16-Series pilot droid gains a +2
automated onboard system; for examp le, it can start the engines, raise equipment bonus to Perception checks related to a single vehicle,
or lower a boarding ramp, or open a hatch . To establish a link, the ship
character, or object.
or vehicle's computer must have a friendly attitude toward the droid.
PL.AYINO A GDIS-SERIES
PIL.OT DRO I D M OD I FICATI ON : AD VANCED
GD16-Series pilot droids have a superiority comp lex and are programmed ESPIONAOE UPORADE
to exude great confidence in their own abil ities, especially where care Although MerenData designed the GD16 to support esp ionage and other
and subtlety are requi red in espionage missions. Alt hough the GD16 is a clandestine activ itie s, t here are times when the droid must operate on its
fifth-degree droid, start by selecting the stock battle droid chassis (see own. The standard model is adaptable enough to handle many mi ss ion s, but
page 11). Take yourfirst level in the scout class to gain a high number of some owners upgrade the GD16's espionage module for more sensitive tasks .
class skil ls and, eventua lly, t he Improved Initiative talent. On the other To make this modificatio n, the droid mu st become trained in the Stealth skill
hand, if yo u plan t o use your droid primari ly for starfighter combat, you and pick up one or more talents from the Camouflage talent tree .
might select the sold ier class instead. You wi ll want high Dexterity and
Intelli gence scores to aid your piloting and astrogation abilities. Select MODIFICATION:
Armor Proficiency (light) fo r your bonus Armor Proficiency feat, and con- PRECISION FL.IOHT
sider se lecting heavy weapons for your bonus Weapon Proficiency feat. Most GD16s are impressive pilots, but some are adapted to fly very prec ise ly,
You shou ld be trained in the Initiative, Mechanics, Perception, Pilot, and in se rting their ships into spaces in a way that no normal droid or organ ic
Use Computer skills. Depending on your starting class, you might need to pilot could duplicate without extre me skil l (or a li ttle help from the Force).
choose one or more of these as a Skill Training feat, possibly when you For this modification, the droid must be trained in Pilot and have the Skill
take a level in a second class. You should also take the Vehicular Combat Focus (P il ot) feat. Install precision f light se nsors and subp roce sso rs, a ta sk
feat at the first opportunity. Finally, purchase two more hand appendages. that requires a DC 25 Mechanics check and 3 days of work and costs 20,000
credits. Finally, upgrade the droid's flight algorithms to work with the new n
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equipment, which require s a DC 30 Use Computer check . Once completed, J>
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Vehicle Link (1 swift action, l/turn) the modifications al low the droid to take 20 on precision flying and docking -l
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The GD16 -Ser ie s pilot dro id iss ues a routine command to an automated maneuvers even when threatened, as well as on reactions to avoid col li sio ns. lJ
This upgrade gives the GD16 a distinct advantage in navigating asteroid fie ld s
system on board a ship or a vehicle whose main computer is friendly
toward the droid. For examp le, the droid can start th e engines, raise or or the dense sky lane s of large cities. <
lower a board in g ramp , or open a hatch .
Skills Initiative +9 (c an rerol l), Know ledge (g alactic lore) +9, Knowledge
(tact ics) +9, Mechanics +9, Perception + 10 (can reroll), Pilot + 14,
Stea lth +9, Use Computer +9
Vital Systems 4 hand appendages , vocabulator SURPRISE Spy
A GD167 Yeah, I've heard of them, but I don't carry them anymore.
When MerenData decided to market a pilot droid for clandest ine operations,
Don't get me wrong, friend-they're the best droid pilots I've ever
it produced a model that exceeded the average pilot droid's equipment and
seen. But number one, they're hard to get your hands on. Number two,
capabilities. Whereas sta ndard pi lot droids are designed to handle speeders,
their personalities are about as cold and precise as their flying skills-
ground vehicles, and so me starships in the public t ran sport, governmental, or
they're some arrogant droids, all right. And number three, it turns out this
commercia l markets, MerenData's GD16-Series is designed for versatil ity and
one GD16 I had was actually sent to spy on me, and I can 't abide being
mi ssio n adaptation . As such, it is more expensive than the average pilot droid.
spied on in my own shop. I never saw it coming. The thing had been here
Th e GD 16-Series droid is designed to pil ot virtua ll y any type of vehic le,
just a few days when it offered to run me out to pick up a load of spare
fro m the smallest speeder bike to the largest capital ship. Since most of the
parts. Next thing I know, it locks me in the ship's cargo hold and just
galaxy's vehicles are designed for organics with two arms and two legs, the
like that, we're off to see a Hutt. As if that weren't bad enough, we're
GD16 confo rm s to this genera l bip eda l configuration. The droid can adap t to
attacked by pirates on the way! But the droid cut those fools to shreds,
any size of cockpit thanks to te lescopic arms and legs and an exte ndabl e torso
and we still made it to the Hutt on time. Seems he was unhappy with an
and neck. The GD 16's doub le-arm configuration gives it a marked advantage
earlier shipment of cut-rate protocol droids and wanted a little proof that
over organic pilots, al lo wing it to operate more controls sim ultaneously. Th e
I was still trustworthy. Of course, I used my knack for persuasion to clarify
droid's sensor crown is de signed for cockp it use, giving it 360-degree vision
the situation, or I wouldn't be here now, would 17 Funny, though-the
and a simultaneous view above the unit. Additional forward-mounted sen -
droid backed me up. So it was sneaky, all right, but it was honest, too.
sors are dedicated to sca nning the sh ip's contro l board and other system
readouts . Finally, the droid can pilot a ship through a direct computer link,
if the ship is so equipped .
GD16-Series pilot droid s can be played as droid heroes.
OX1-SERIES BATTLE OROID
C3Xl-SERIES BAT TL.E Medium droid (4th-degree)
OROID hp 35
Threshold 20
GX1-Series Battle Droid CL 6
Move (1 swift action, 2/turn)
Medium droid (4th -deg ree) non heroic 6/soldier 3/scout 1
The GX1-Series battle droid moves 6 squares (walking).
Force 3
Blaster Rifle Attack (1 sw ift action, l/turn)
Init + 18; Senses Perception +9
The GX1-Series battle droid makes a ranged attack at + 11. If successful ,
Languages Basic, Binary
the attack deals 3dlO+4 points of damage.
Defenses Ref 24 (flat-footed 21). Fort 20, Will 14 Rapid Shot (1 swift action, l/turn)
hp 35; Threshold 20 The GX1-Series battle droid makes a ranged attack at +9. If successful,
Immune droid traits the attack deals 4dlO+4 points of damage.
Speed 6 squares (walking) Repositioning Routines (reaction)
Melee unarmed +10 (ld3+5) When one of the droid's allies wit hin 12 squares is reduced to 0 hit points,
Ranged heavy blaster rifle + 11 (3dlO+4) or the batt le droid can move up to half its speed without provoking
Ranged heavy blaster rifle +9 (4dlO+4) with Rapid Shot attacks of opportunity.
Base Atk +7; Grp +10 Retrieve Item (free action, l/turn)
Atk Options Point Blank Shot, Rapid Shot The GX1-Series battle droid retrieves a stowed item or picks up an item.
Special Actions Harm' s Way Skills Initiative + 18, Perception +9
Abilities Str 16, Dex 16, Con - , Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 13 Vital Systems four hand appendages, 1 tool appendage, glowrod,
Special Qualities droid traits seco nd ary battery, vocabulator
Talents Evasion, Harm' s Way, Weapon Specialization (rifl es )
Feats Armor Proficiency (light, medium). Improved Defen ses, Point Blank The GX1 - Series battle droid from Trang Robotics is one of the company's only
Shot, Rapid Shot, Skill Focus (Initiative). Skill Training (Perc eptio n). forays into private security battle droids, and one that saw an extremely
Weapon Focus (bla ster rifles). Weapon Proficiency (rifle s, simple limited production run. Following the success of their Duelist Elite train-
weapons) ing droids (see page 88). executives at Trang Robotics put the word out to
Skills Initiative + 18, Perception +9 wealthy individuals and well-funded corporations that they would be willing
Systems basic processor, walking lo comot ion, four hand appendages, to de sign a battle droid based on their customers' needs and feedback. The
1 tool appendage, internal storage (20 kg). seconda ry battery, GX1-Series battle droid is sign ificantl y more expensive than other battle
vocabulator droids, but that was something that the financiers of the project were will-
Possessions heavy blaster rifle, durasteel batt le armor, glowrod ing to accept, in exchange for having the droid designed around their needs.
Availability Restricted; Cost 23,305 credits GX1-Series battle droids can't be played as droid heroes.
Repositioning Routines-GX1-Series battle droids are programmed
with sophisticated tactical routines that allow them to regroup and
OX1-SERIES BATTLE OROID
launch a new attack plan when f laws are exposed in their current
ENCOUNTERS
tactics. Whenever one of the GX1 - Series battle droid' s allies with in 12
Since the GX1- Series battle droid isn't as ubiquitous as other battle
squares is reduced to 0 hit points, the battle droid can move up to half
droids, they are best used as an unpleasant surprised for unsuspecting
its speed as a reaction; this movement does not provoke attacks of
heroes. Typically, the owners of a GX1-Series battle droid will have only
opportunity.
one or two of the droids around, given their high cost, meaning that these
Small Appendages-Two of the GX1-Series battle droid's hands are
droids work well as the bodyguards or personal enforcers for moderately
smaller and capable of more fine manipulation than its main hands. A
wealthy individuals such as Senators or mid-level corporate executives.
GX1-Series battle droid can pick up or retrieve a stowed item as a free
These droids will most commonly be featured in encounters with their
action once on its turn.
masters, along with thugs or hired guards to help round out the encounter.
A rare few extremely wealthy individuals might have a larger cadre of
GX1-Series droids; including at least four of the droids in an encounter
is a great way to showcase their repositioning routines special quality.
OX I- SER I EB B ....TTLE O R C IO

MODIFICAT ION: AIRDROP DROID


Although most GX1 -Se ries battle droid s are already fo rm idable oppo nents,
at least one of the or igina l investo rs conve rted a squad of the droids into
airdrop droids that can be deployed direct ly to the battlefi eld from orbi t
without t he need for a dropship or a shuttlecraft. The modifi cat ion requires
the owner to remove the durasteel battle armor from the droid (replacing it
with a sta ndard durasteel she ll) before augmenting the droid's armor with
f laps, small repul sor generators, maneuvering jets, and strategica ll y placed
heat abl ative tiles. Thi s armor aug mentation costs 4,500 credits for materials
and requires 24 hours of work and a DC 25 Mechanics check to co mpl ete.
On ce the modification is mad e, the droid ca n be dropped from a ship in orbit
directly onto the battlefield wi thout damaging the droid. Thi s modification
do es not prov ide a GX1-Series droid with a fly speed.

PRIVATE ARMIES
Even though GX1-Series battle droids aren't widely known, Trang
Robotics' willingness to listen to their customers' demands did
end up producing a droid that is more than worth its high price tag for
some individuals. Word on the space lanes is that the initial investors
were paying Trang Robotics to provide them with private droid armies.
Some of those operations got busted up by the Jedi, but other investors
took their droids and went into hiding . Some of them even hired slicers
MODIFICATION: to attack Trang Robotics's computer facilities to erase any trace of the
ARMORED COURIER sale and then assassins to target anyone who dealt with the investors.
One somewh at unorthodox use for the GX1-Series battle dro id is to convert Needless to say, having several private droid armies vanish overnight
t he droid into a special courier ca pabl e of delivering highly sensitive informa - has been of a great deal of concern to the authorities, and they have
t ion th at ca nnot be transmitted over co mputer networks or the HoloNet. Th e been hunting for anyone who might be able to lead them to the original
first step in the conversion is to rep lace the droid' s bu ilt- in glowrod with a investors. I've even heard rumors that one of the original Trang Robotics
tight-beam laser transmitter capab le of delivering data via focused beams of executives in charge of the project managed to avoid assassination and
light; only special input devices can accept data transfe rs in this way, and it is is currently being hidden by Black Sun agents. My friends in low places
assu med that the intended recipient has such a device. Typ ical ly, tight-beam seem to think that the executive, whoever he or she is, is being kept safe
transmitters are part of building sec urity system s and must be removed and aboard a Black Sun skyhook over Taris, and that the authorities are willing
converted in to droid parts. Thi s modification require s 2 hours of wo rk, costs to pay a cargo hold full of credits for anyone that can turn that executive
2,750 credit s, and requires a successful DC 20 Mechan ics check to com plete over for questioning . Of course, that also means the bounty on the exec's
the installation. Additionally, t he droid's in terna l com puter syste ms need to head is growing by the day, so there might be more money to be made
be loaded w ith sop hi sticated encryption program s in order to protect the by turning the exec over to those shadowy investors.
data f rom attempts to sl ic e into the droid's memory banks; thi s requires 12
hours of work and a DC 35 Use Computer check, or 1 hour of work and a DC
15 Use Computer check w ith a prepackaged encryption su ite (the typica l
black market cost for such encryption is roughly 6,000 credits). With the
encryptio n in sta ll ed, the droid has an effective Will Defense of 35. Lastly,
the droid is equ ipped with a device th at erases its memory entirely should
the encryption be overcome; this device costs 600 credits and requires 1
hour of work and a DC 15 Mechani cs check to in sta ll .
Expert Opinion (1 swift action)
OV-I INFORMATION The GY-I information ana lysis droid makes a Knowledge (life sciences),
ANALYSIS OROID Knowledge (galactic lore), or Knowledge (physical sciences) check and
reports its findings.
GY-I Information Analysis Droid CL 1 Skills Deception +8, Gather Information +13, Initiative +6, Knowledge
Medium droid (3rd-degree) noble 1 (galactic lore) +7, Knowledge (life sciences) +7, Knowledge (physical
Force 2 sciences) +7, Perception +9, Use Computer +7
Init +6; Senses low-light vision; Perception +9 Vital Systems 2 hand appendages, vocabulator
Languages Basic, Binary,S unassigned
Defenses Ref 13 (flat-footed 12), Fort 10, Will 15
hp 18; Threshold 10 An old adage says that cred its make the galaxy turn. The truth of the matter
Immune droid traits is that those credits are often used to buy information. Originally, Cybot
Galactica built the GY-I information analysis droids to process the larg e
Speed 6 squares (walking)
amounts of data collected by space su rvey teams and university researchers.
Melee unarmed -1 (ld3-1)
For example, a GY-I might be tasked with determining the best habitat on
Ranged by weapon + 1
a newly discovered planet. Ho wever, as Emp eror Palpatine turned resources
Base Atk +0; Grp +1
away from the explorations of the Old Republic to th e war machine of the
Abilities Str 8, Dex 12, Con -, In t 15, Wis 15, Cha 16
Galactic Empire, most GY-I droids were reassigned to ot her roles in which
Special Qualities droid traits
their analysis wou ld be useful.
Talents Educated
GY-I Information Ana lysis droids can be played as droid heroes.
Feats Linguist, Skill Focus (Gather Information), Weapon Proficiency
(pistols, si mple weapons)
Skills Deception +8, Gather Informat ion + 13, Initiative +6, Knowledge
(galacti c lore) +7, Knowledge (life scie nces) +7, Knowledge (phy sica l PLAYINO A OY-I INFORMATION
sciences) +7, Perception +9, Use Computer +7 ANALYSIS OROIO
Systems walking locomotion, heuristic processor, improved sensor Cautious is the best word to describe GY-I droids in the field . The more
package, 2 hand appendages, vocabu la tor data they can acquire, the more contingencies they can plan for. The
Availability Li censed; Cost 11 ,855 credits droids aren't good at adapting on the fly, and the random nature of
emotional behavior is a mystery to them. They are, however, excellent
OY-I INFORMATION ANALYSIS at long-term planning. What might seem like luck or the intervention
OROIO of the Force to someone else is merely the result of proper analysis and
Medium droid (3rd-degree) planning to a GY-I droid.
hp 18 Although playing a cautious character might seem inappropriate in the
Threshold 10 fast-action Star Wars setting, these droids definitely have their place. For
Move (1 swift action, 2/turn) example, they plan the big heists or the lightning-fast raids on Imperial
The GY-I information analysis droid moves 6 squares (walking). strongholds. Selections from the noble's Leadership talent tree are a great
Analyze Data (1 swift action, l/turn) way to emulate the droid's ability to make large groups operate well, and
The GY-I information analysis droid assists a character's Gather a few choices from the scoundrel's Fortune or Misfortune talent trees
Information check, providing a +2 bonus to the check. can make lucky breaks seem like they were part of the plan all along.
Diagnosis (1 free action)
The GY-I information analysis droid makes a Knowledge (life sc iences)
check with a +5 bonus to determine a source of disease or injury and
communicates the diagnosis to its owner.
droid co ul d st reamline proce dures, identify areas of waste , and deduce who
THE SAD TAL..E OF OY-133
was skimming cred its off the top. The droi d also had a knack for ruth less ly
These droids are in high demand in many markets. Criminals
determining when a loan should be co ll ected w ith prejud ice. Had the GY-I
want them to run numbers. Corporations want them to find new
not myster iou sly di sappea red, it could have become the f irst droid lieutenant
sources of profit. Warlords want them to analyze flaws in plans of attack.
of a Hu tt crime fami ly.
High-end processor in the model's brain means the manufacturing cor-
To modify a GY-I into a financial wizard, replace the droid's heurist ic
poration keeps clear records on who it sells the droids to. The processors
processor with that of a fourth-deg ree battl e droid. Thi s step requires a
are a big reason we make tidy profit when we get one. A smart tech can
Mechanics check with a DC equal to the droid's Will Defense. Once the new
turn a GY-I into a lot of different kinds of droids-protocol, astromech,
processor is in sta ll ed, the droid can overcome its life-preservation directives
assassin. They don't stay on the sandcrawler for long.
and look sole ly at the bottom line of a situation. If the droid's owner has
Yes, advanced processor can be used for many things, but sometimes
the Wealth talent, provided that the droid has been invo lved in its ma ster's
the droid can be modified too well. The deep space scout modifications
fina nces , the master is treated as being two levels hig her than he or she is
can be full of quirks. Uncle Tukka told about GY-133, a droid on a 10-year
for th e purposes of determining how many credits the maste r gains from
scout mission with a Zabrak company. The droid came back the only
the Wealth talent when gaining a level. An in divid ual can only benefit from
survivor. It went too long between memory wipes, and its personality
one droid modified in such a way. The droid can also make a Knowl edge
matrix destabilized. The droid thought it was the Zabrak scout who had
(bureaucracy) check to assess the street va lue of any item s presented to it
been its owner. Could not understand why its family didn't recognize it,
or to its owner.
or why the wife had a new husband. Could not handle the difference n
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between the memories it possessed and the reality it faced. GY-133 began ~
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MODIFICATION:
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ASTROMECH OROID
The GY- I information ana lys is droid is surprisingly robust in the field. Many
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droids are reduced to scra p metal by the first glancing blow in combat, but
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because the GY- I is meant to store information worth salvaging , its pro - @
cessors are housed in a torso tough enough to survive the rigors of space @
travel. Pilots have discovered that a GY-I can eve n be modified to replace an
@
astromech droid. First, reprogram the droid's analysis module, which requires @
a DC 25 Use Computer check and 1 hour of work. Thi s step essentially gives @
the dro id an astromech buffer with a stored number of jumps equa l to the !iii
droid's Intelligence score. Next, detach the droid's limbs, leaving only its torso /:::I
and head, and fit the droid into the astromech slot of a ship. Thi s process
requires a DC 30 Mechanics check and 2 hours of work . Final ly, attach the
droid direct ly to the ship 's hyperdrive with a DC 15 Mechanics check and a
full-round action.

MODIFICATION:
FINANCIAL.. WIZARD
Although the impressive processing power of the GY-I is generally used
for scie'n tific or academic pursuits, elements on the galactic fringe have
found different applications for these droids. Zorba the Hu tt received a
GY- I as part of a co ll ection on a bad debt and tweaked the droid to suit his
purposes. By analyzing the efficiency of the crime lord's operations, the

OY-I INFORMATION ANAL- VB I S DROIO


Skills Initiative +8, Jump +4, Knowledge (physical sciences) +8,
H - IME BATTL..E Knowledge (technology) +8, Mechanics + 13, Perception +0, Pilot +8,
MECHANIC OR OlD Stealth + 13, Survival +5
Systems heuristic processor, walking locomotion, 8 tool appendages,
H-l ME Battle Mechanic Droid CL 1 magnetic feet, extra legs, collapsible construction, vocabulator,
Small droid (2nd-degree) scout 1 communications countermeasure system
Force 2 Possessions tool kit
Init +8; Senses Perception +0 Availability Restricted; Cost 10,565 credits
Languages Basic, Binary, 3 unassigned Preventive Maintenance-For every 8 hours the H-1 M E battle mechanic
Defenses Ref 17 (flat-footed 14), Fort 11, Will 11 droid spends working on a vehicle, the vehicle regains a number of hit
hp 24; Threshold 11 points equal to its Challenge Level, up to its maximum number of hit
Immune droid traits points. Preventive maintenance can occur while a ship is in hyperspace.
Speed 4 squares (walking)
Melee unarmed -1 (ld2-1) H - 1ME BATTLE
Ranged by weapon +3 M ECHANIC ORCl I D
Base Atk +0; Grp -2 Small droid (2nd-degree)
Abilities Str 8, Dex 16, Con -, Int 17, Wis 11, Cha 11 hp 24
Special Dualities droid traits, preventive maintenance Threshold 11
Talents Jury-Rigger Move (1 swift action, 2/turn)
Feats Skill Focus (Mechanics), Weapon Proficiency (pistols, rifles, The H-1 ME battle mechanic droid moves 4 squares (walking).
simple weapons) Identify Technology (1 swift action)
The H- 1ME battle mechanic droid makes a Knowledge (technology) check .
If the check is successful, the droid identifies the technology of the
item in question .
@ Mechanical Assistance (1 swift action, l/turn)
2j) The H-1 ME battle mechanic droid assists a character's Mechanics check,
@ providing a +2 bonus to the check .
@ Pick Pocket (1 swift action, l/turn)
@ The H-1ME battle mechanic droid makes a Stealth check against a target's
@ Perception; the target receives a +5 bonus to the check. If the check
@ succeeds, the droid steals from the target an object that is hand sized

~ or smaller.
Recharge Shields (2 swift actions, l/turn)
The H-1ME battle mechanic droid makes a DC 20 Mechanics check . If the
check is successful, the starship regains 5 points of shields, up to its
normal maximum.
Regulate Power (2 sw ift actions, l/turn)
The H-1ME battle mechanic droid makes a DC 20 Mechanics check. If the
check is successful , the ship moves + 1 step on the condition track.
Skills Initiative +8, Jump +4, Knowledge (physical sciences) +8,
Knowledge (technology) +8, Mechanics + 13, Perception +0, Pilot +8,
Stealth +13, Surviva l +5
Vital Systems 8 tool appendages, magnetic feet, extra legs, vocabulator,
tool kit

t-t-IME BATTLE MECHANIC OROID


MODIFICATION: MISSILE OROID
PLAYING AN I-f-IME
The size and flexibil ity of the H-l ME battle mechanic droid allow it to be used
BATTLE MECHANIC OROID
in novel ways on the battlefield. A mercenary f ligh t group known as Mazer's
An H-1ME clings to the outside of a ship in the middle of a battle and
Mynocks disassembled their H-l MEs and loaded them into concussion mis-
fights to keep that vessel moving. These droids have daredevil person-
sile housings. When a ship was badly damaged, a friendly starfighter fired
alities and are not known for cautious planning or rational action. They
one of the special projectiles at the vessel. En route, the H-1ME powered up,
are programmed to make split-second decisions and improvise solutions
quickly reassembled itself, and was ready to begin repairing the damaged
in situations that are frenetic or deadly. What's more, an H-1ME is very
ship upon arrival. The missi le housing the droid was in was painted with a
protective of its master's ship. The droid might be small, but it has no
distinct red and white pattern to alert the target that the incoming projectile
qualms about picking fights with larger opponents if the paint on its
was helpful rather than harmful .
master's ship gets smudged. This loyalty is noteworthy, although some-
To modify an H-l ME in this manner, start by reprogramming the droid to
times it can get the droid's owner into trouble.
activate and reassemble itself when the concussion missile proximity trig-
When creating an H-l ME battle mechanic droid hero, consider taking
ger activates. This step requires a DC 11 Use Computer check and 1 hour of
the scout class and choosing talents from the Fringer talent tree. In
work. Ne xt, bui ld the projectile housing for the droid, which require s a DC
addition, the scoundrel's Fortune and Misfortune talent trees offer good
25 Mechanics check and 1 hour of work. Fin ally, disassemble the droid and
options for helping the droid survive the dangerous situations it will face
load it into the missile, which requires a DC 25 Mechanics check and 1 hour
while clinging to the hull of its master's ship. Armor is also a good choice
of work . The H- l ME droid can perform the fir st two checks on its own but
to protect the droid. Equip the character with an array of tools and tool
cannot perform the third check or assist with it. For each fai led check during
kits to provide extra utility and bonuses.
the process, the droid moves -1 step on the condition track, a persistent
condition that can be removed with a DC 25 Mechanics check. Th e droid is
fired with a simple attack roll. If the attack misses, the pilot that fired the
Astromech droids are known for their abil ity to coax a damaged ship back
mi ssile can spend a swift action to deactivate the projectile; the droid can
to life. But not every ship is designed to carry an astromech, nor can every
then be retrieved later.
pilot afford one. One of the solutions to thi s problem is the H-1 ME battle
mechanic droid from Intertran Systems. This droid attaches itself to the hull
of a ship and perform s repairs wh il e the vessel is in flight. Its small profile
A PERSONAL FAVORITE
allows it to operate even in the middle of a dogfight without affecting the
Love this droid! I always keep a few around to make sure my other
ship's maneuverability. The H-1ME is a toolbox that knows how to use itself.
droids stay tip-top. Fixing droids comes naturally to H-1ME, even
One of the most important features of the H-l ME is that it can operate
if it gets a little too attached. I usually deactivate the droid before sales
wh il e a ship is in hyperspace, which makes the droid an excellent choice for
days. It pitches a fit when I turn it back on, but also quite happy to see
lone merchants and starfighter pil ots . In addition, many H-1 ME s are found
new droids that it can fix up and get to know. They are loyal and easily
in the employ of ship dea lers, making sure a merchant's inventory is ready
customizable. Anyone that spends time around droids or starships, defi-
to f ly off the lot when a customer comes cal ling . The droid take s up the
nitely pick one up. My current unit, H-88ME, likes to tell stories while it
same amount of space as a standard ship's toolbox and usually fits in the
works and has dozens about other droids of its kind . Now its in the middle
storage space for tool s. The droid can also be deactivated and disassembled
of a story about H-2ME. This droid was modified to carry small bits of
to fit into smal ler storage location s. For larger ships, multiple H-1MEs are
cargo and was launched into space by its master, said to be one of the
recommended.
last Jedi Knights. The little droid latched onto a spice freighter and made
H-l ME battle mech anic droids can be played as droid heroe s.
its way across the galaxy, looking for someone to give the treasure. What
could have been so valuable, so small that it could be contained inside
little droid? Holocron, maybe? Lightsaber? I will close up shop soon-I
don't want to miss the next part of H-88's tale!
Avoid Surprise (1 free action)
HI< - 77 ASS A SSIN The HK-77 assassin droid makes a Perception check at the start of a
OROID battle. If the check is successfu l, the droid's master avoids surpr ise.
Blaster Surge (1 swift action, l/turn)
HK-77 Assassin Droid CL 4
The HK-77 assassin droid makes a ranged attack roll at +8. If successful,
Medium droid (4th-degree) soldier 4
t he attack deals 5d8+4 points of damage.
Force 3
Salvo (2 swift action s, l/t.urn)
Init + 10; Senses darkvision; Perception + 10
The HK-77 assassin droid makes two ranged attack rolls at +3 each .
Languages Basic, Binary, 1 unassigned
Each successful attack deals 3d8+4 points of damage.
Defenses Ref 21 (flat-footed 18). Fort 18, Will 15
Support Fire (1 swift act ion, l/turn)
hp 55; Threshold 18 The HK-77 assass in droid makes a ranged attack roll at +8. If successful,
Immune droid traits
the attack deals 3d8+4 po in ts of damage.
Speed 6 squares (walking)
Skills Initiative + 10, Know ledge (tactics) +8, Perception + 10,
Melee unarmed +6 (ld3+4)
Use Computer +8
Ranged blaster rifl e +8 (3d8+4) or
Vital Systems 2 tool appendages with blaster rifles, vocabu lator
Ranged blaster rifle +3/+3 (3d8+4)
Base Atk +4; Grp +7 Continuing the success of the HK-47 lin e, the HK-77 assassin droid was
Atk Options autofire (blaster rifle). Dual Weapon Mastery, designed and built to be the ultim ate hired killer. Originally conceived severa l
Point Blank Shot years before the outbreak of the Jedi Civi l War, the HK-77 is the cu lmin at ion
Special Actions Indomitable of the droid s that came before it: the HK-47, HK-58, and HK-65 assassin
Abilities Str 14, Dex 16, Con - , Int 13, Wis 12, Cha 10 models. The HK-77 is slightly shorter than its predecessors and has a narrow
Special Qualities blaster surge, droid traits head w ith eyes that extend from each side, a shape that was borrowed
Talents Indomitable, Weapon Specialization (rifles) from variou s predators found around the galaxy. Unlike the HK-47 and the
Feats Armor Proficiency (light, medium). Dual Weapon Mastery I, Point HK-58 , w hich were standard models that had hands and carried weapons ,
Blank Shot, Toughness, Weapon Fo cus (rifles). Weapon Proficiency the HK-77 has weapons incorporated into its arms for ready access. When
(pistols, rifles, simple weapons) cha sing a target, the droid prefers overt action over stealth, which might
Skills Initiative + 10, Knowledge (tactics) +8, Perception + 10, be it s biggest flaw. By confronting its target in the open , the droid exposes
Use Computer +8 itself to attack and give s its prey a chance to escape or to fight back. Despite
Systems heuristic processor, wa lk ing locomotion, 2 tool appendages,
darkvision, improved sensor package, locked access, vocabulator,
quadanium battle armor (+7 armor) ENCDUNTERINO AN
Possessions 2 blaster rifles H K - 7 7 ASSASSIN ORDIO
Availability Restricted; Cost 19,865 credits HK-77 assassin droids are known to work alone, choosing to rely on
their own abilities or the resources they can obtain to accomplish their
Blaster Surge-As a fu ll -round action, the HK-77 assassin droid can
missions. They can be found virtually anywhere in the galaxy that is
forgo its normal attacks to fire a high-powered blaster bolt from one
reasonably well populated, since most of its targets can be traced to such
of its rifles. The high-powered bo lt deals 5d8+4 points of damage and
locations. Many times, an HK-77 will blindly pursue its target and ignore
consumes an add iti ona l five shots from the weapon's power pack. The
anyone else that might be present-unless the droid decides on the spot
weapon cannot be fired during the next round, while it cools down.
that a bystander is a greater threat than its original quarry. On the world
of Zeltros, for instance, the heroes might suddenly come face-to-face
HK - 7 7 ASSASSIN ORDIO with an HK-77 that emerges from a dark alleyway in the late evening. The
Medium droid (4th - degree)
assassin droid steps out from the shadows and, without warning, opens
hp 55
fire at its target with no regard for anyone else-whether other heroes or
Threshold 18
innocent passersby-that might be in the line of fire . During the course
Move (1 swift action, 2/turn) of the conflict, the droid seeks cover from incoming attacks but does
The HK-77 assassin droid moves 6 squares (walking). everything it can to eliminate its target first and foremost.
seve ral attempts by the designers to correct t hi s iss ue, the HK-77 continues
REPUTATION OF FEAR
to exhib it ove rl y ag gre ss ive behav ior.
After the HK-47 assassin droid, the HK-77 is one of the most
HK-77 assass in droid s can 't be played as droid heroes.
feared fourth-degree droids. With built-in weapons and a cun-
ning personality matrix, an HK-47 can terrify anyone with a price on his
MODIFICATION: FIREFIGHTER
or her head. In many ways, that reputation works better than the droids
At first, the tra nsformation from a droid that t akes lives to one that saves
themselves. When wanted beings discover that an HK-77 is after them,
lives seems like a dra stic change . But after see in g a mod ifi ed HK-77 in
they often fear for their lives and surrender as quickly as they can. Some,
actio n, some people wonder why the droid was not de signed to perform this
though, believe that the droids' reputation is nothing more than hype.
function in the fir st pl ace. This modification tweaks the droid's hardware
Have you heard the story of Garm Bel Iblis, a leader of the Rebel-
and software to cre ate a firefighter that is put to great use by many sa fet y
lion? Apparently, someone high in the Imperial hierarchy discovered his
units throughout the ga laxy. Start by removin g the droid's bla ster rifles from
location on Anchoron and sent a refurbished HK-77 droid, along with
its arms, and repla ce them wi th fire extinguishers. Then add four chem ical
other assassins, to kill him. Many believe that Bellblis died when a bomb
cartrid ges to each arm, along with an automatic reload syste m th at costs 75
planted for him detonated, but others think that he was not caught in
credits per appendage. All tog ether, these changes require a DC 15 Mechanics
the blast and still lives. Most assassins believe him to be dead, but the
check and 2 hours of wo rk . Fin all y, add a flame-retardant jacket or coating
HK-77 still pursues Bellblis, refusing to return to Coruscant. As a result,
to the droid' s she ll to grant it a +2 bonu s to Fortitud e checks to resist high
the Empire has left the droid to its own devices. Whether Bel Iblis is
temperatures; the materials to crea t e the coa tin g cost 200 credits , and it
alive or dead, the Rebellion would be most grateful if a group of heroes
requi res 1 hour of work to apply the coating to the droid.
could find the droid, which was last reported to be looking for clues on
Anchoron, and dismantle it permanently.

MODIFICATION:
OAMBLER'S PROXY
Gamblers enjoy playing games of chance at the galaxy's club s an d cantinas.
So metim es, though, a ga mbler ca n't make it to a particu lar game-or chooses
not to attend, since sitt in g down with certain see dy type s can be ha za rdou s
to one's health. In such insta nce s, se ndin g a modified HK-77 assassin droid in
the ga mbi er's place ca n work ni ce ly. Begin the mod ification by removing the
blaster rifle s and the tool ap pendag es, and repl ace them wit h hand appe nd-
ages. Ne xt , upload information about va riou s games of cha nce and ga min g
st rat eg ies into t he droid's memory bank s: Thi s data can be purcha se d from
enterta inm ent ve nd ors at maj or sta rport s for abo ut 50 credits. For gamblers
that want to playa fair game, the mod ifi ca tion is comp lete.
However, to give the droid a further ed ge, increase the output of t he
improved sensor package and the darkvision accessory, which requires a
DC 20 Mec hanic s check and 1 hour of work . Thi s upgrade gives th e HK-77 a
short-term vision boost th at lets it see throu gh objects within 3 meters that
have 2 hit po ints or fewer-more than enough to lo ok through the casings for
sa bacc cards and re ad their disp lays . The vision boost must be use d spa ring ly
because it burns out after prol onged use. For eac h rou nd of use after the
fir st 10 rounds of use, th e droid mu st make a DC 15 Wisdom check. Success
indicates that the vis ion boo st continu es to work . Failure means t hat the
droid's improved senso r package an d darkvision irreparably short out. On each
sub seq uent round of use, the DC of the Wisdom check in creases by 3 until
either the droid stops using the upgrade or the system burns out.
HK-77 ASSASSIN OROID
HKB-3 HUNTER-KIL.L.ER ORDID

HKB-3 HUNTER-
KILLER DROID
HKB-3 Hunter-killer Droid CL 6
Medium droid (4th-degree) non heroic 3/scout 3/soldier 2
Force 3
Init +5; Senses low-light vision; Perception + 11
Languages Basic, Binary, 1 unassigned
Defenses Ref 18 (flat-footed 17), Fort 19, Will 15
hp 32; Threshold 19
Immune droid traits
Speed 6 squares (walking)
Melee unarmed +8 (ld3+4)
Ranged blaster rifle +8 (3d8+4) or
Ranged blaster rifle +6 (4d8+4) with Rapid Shot
Base Atk +6; Grp +8
n
I Atk Options autofire (blaster rifle), Coordinated Attack, Point Blank Shot,
>
\l Rapid Shot
-I Special Actions Expert Tracker
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Abilities Str 14, Dex 13, Con -, Int 12, Wis 10, Cha 8
< Special Qualities coordinated tracking, droid traits, hunting sen sor,
simultaneous fire
Talents Acute Senses, Expert Tracker, Weapon Specialization (rifles)
Simultaneous Fire-When the HKB-3 droid uses the aid another action
Feats Armor Proficiency (light), Coordinated Attack, Point Blank Shot,
to aid another HKB-3 droid' s attack roll, that droid's attack, if it hits,
Rapid Shot, Skill Training (Stealth), Weapon Focus (rifles), Weapon
deals + 1 die of damage for every 5 points by which it exceeded the
Proficiency (heavy weapons, pistols, rifles, simple weapons)
target's Reflex Defen se. Multiple HKB-3 droids using the aid another
Skills Perception + 11 (can reroll), Stealth + 10, Survival +9
action stack their attack bonuses, but this bonus to damage is only
Systems walking locomotion, remote processor (5-km range), 2 hand
applied once.
appendages, vocabulator, improved sensor package, internal comlink
(encrypted), locked access, quadanium plating (+5 armor)
HKB-3 HUNTER-KIL.L.ER DRCJID
Possessions blaster rifle
Med ium droid (4th-degree)
Availability Military; Cost 19,130 credits
hp 32
Coordinated Tracking-HKB - 3 droids share sensor and observational Threshold 19
data when tracking a target. When up to four HKB - 3 droid s are
Move (1 swift action, 2/turn)
tracking the same target and each droid is within 30 square s of at lea st
The HKB-3 hunter-killer droid moves 6 squares (walking).
one other droid in the group, each droid makes a Survival check to
Blaster Rifle (1 swift action, l/turn)
track the target, and all droids use the highest re sult. The droids also
The HKB-3 hunter-killer droid makes a ranged attack with its blaster rifle
automatically aid another on the check.
at +8. If successful, the attack deals 3d8+4 points of damage.
Hunting Sensor-HKB-3 droids carry specialized sensors for hunting
Coordinated Tracking (2 swift actions, l/turn)
targets that negate all cover and concealment bonuses to Perception
The HKB-3 hunter-killer droid makes a Survival check to track a target.
checks, induding total cover and total concealment. The sensors do not
When up to four HKB-3 droids are tracking the same target and each
negate cover and concealment bonuses to attack s.
droid is within 30 squares of at least one other droid in the group, each
droid makes a Survival check to track the target, and all droids use the
highe st re sult. The droids also automatically aid another on the check.
PI-AVING A HKB-3
HUNTER-KII-I-ER OROID MODIFICATION: ~AMMER
Playing an HKB-3 droid works best in adventures set before the Clone This modification adds local jamming capability to the HKB-3 droid's large
Wars or in which the droid is part of an independent unit still in service receiver package without disrupting the link to its own remote processor.
after the Separatists' defeat. To create an HKB droid hero, select the stock When activated, the jammer inhibit s com link s, the remote processors of
battle droid chassis (see page 11). Consider replacing the remote processor enemy droids, and most other communications signal s within a 12-square
with a basic or a heuristic processor. In either case, this alteration rids radius of the HKB. Sensors scanning the area cannot eas il y penetrate the
the droid of its dependence on a remote droid controller. The HKB still static field, but they do detect the jamming automatically. Ini t iating the
can receive remote processor commands but is not bound to follow them. jammer requires a standard action, and sustaining it requires a move action.
HKBs use abilities from the scout and soldier classes . Select the scout When the field is activated, the droid makes a Use Computer check with a
class first if you plan to focus on stealth and tracking, or choose the + 10 equipment bonus. Anyone attempting to communicate or scan through
soldier class if you want to focus on firepower and defense. Consider the jamming field must make an opposed Use Computer check against that
becoming a multiclass character to support the droid's hunter-killer label. result. Opponents that succeed can communicate, although static still
If scout is selected first, spend your bonus starting Armor Proficiency disrupts the signal , and enemy droids reliant on remote processors must
feat on Armor Proficiency (light) and your first level feat on Armor Pro- spend a swift action to filter out the noise. Opponents that fail the check
ficiency (medium). You also must be trained in the Survival skill to use cannot communicate, and enemy droids reliant on remote processors stop
its tracking application. moving and cease to function while within the static field (unless they have
backup processors).
Making this modification requires 4,000 credits' worth of parts and
Simultaneous Fire (2 swift actions, l/turn) software. The installation requires a DC 15 Mechanics check, a DC 15 Use
The HKB-3 hunter-killer droid uses the aid another action to aid another Computer check, and 6 hours of work.
HKB-3 droid's attack roll, granting the allied droid + 1 die of damage for
every 5 points by which the droid's attack roll exceeds its target' s Reflex
Defense. Multiple HKB-3 droids using the aid another action stack their
attack bonuses, but this bonus to damage is only applied once. HUNTING HUNTER-KII-I-ERS
Skills Perception + 11 (can reroll; ignores cover and concealment, SO, you're going after that ex-Separatist, Neimoidian coward
including total cover and total concealment). Stealth + 10, Survival +9 Tornak Po? I imagine you've already heard that he's been hiding
Vital Systems 2 hand appendages, vocabulator, internal coml ink out in the desolate wastes of Tatooine's southern polar region . He can't
(encrypted). blaster rifle pay his debts since his side lost the war, and I think he's trapped there
in his luxury yacht. Or he's hiding . Or both. Who knows?
Years before the Clone Wars, Baktoid introduced the HKB-3 to the hunter- I bet you want to know more about those hunter-killers he's rumored
killer droid market. With decent weaponry, modular appendages, and an to have as protection. No problem. The HKBs were decent enough back
excellent degree of control , the droids soon became popular among higher- before the Trade Federation decided to start invading planets instead of
rank ing Trade Federation officials as bodyguards and personal security. just buying them off. The droids are still lethal, but they were outclassed
Like Baktoid's cheaper B1 units, the HKB relies on remote processing and by other models the Separatists obtained for the war. Plus, they were more
carries a bulky communications unit that extends above the height of its expensive than the B1 droids, and Neimoidians are cheap. Tornak probably
head. Although the unit is an obvious vulnerability, it provides additional got his HKBs for free, or maybe he found an old stash of them .
protection for the droid's head. Eventually, the HKB's bodyguard duties are Anyway, don't let their perceived obsolescence fool you-the droids
handed over to the much super ior Droidekas. HKBs see some action during are still dangerous and can track you down far better than the average
the Clone Wars, but they are usually relegated to guard duty or patrolling battle droid . They're particularly fond of working in groups and firing
remote worlds rather than serv ing as front-line fighters. simultaneously on a target with rapid fire weapons. Isolated targets are
Given their reliance on remote processors, HKBs are always accompa- dead targets, but maybe you can use that to your advantage to turn the
nied by some type of droid control ship, vehicle, or similar unit. However, tables on them. Good luck.
they are dangerous in combat and worthy of the hunter-killer label. The
droids are especially threatening when operating in sma ll group s. The basic
model carries standard handheld weaponry, w hich can be swapped out for
appendage-mounted weapons .
HKB-Series hunter-killer droids can be played as droid heroes .
When reprog ramm ing a KM1 mining droid, reduce the DC of the Use
KMl MININO OROIO Computer check by 5.
Improvised Fire (1 sw ift actio n, l/turn)
KMl Mining Droid CL2 The KMl mining droid makes a ranged attack at +4 (m aximum range 12
Larg e droid (5th - degree) nonheroic 6 squa re s). If successful, the attack deal s 3d8 points of damage.
Init +3; Senses darkvision; Perc eption +2 Slammer (1 swift action , l/turn)
languages Basic, Binary The KMl mining droid makes a melee attack at + 10. If successfu l, the
Defenses Ref 17 (flat-footed 17), Fort 17, Wi ll 9 attack deals 1d6+ 18 points of damage. If the dama ge excee ds the
hp 31; SR 10; Threshold 22 target's damage thres hold, the target also gains a persistent condition .
Immune dro id traits Stability (1 free action)
Speed 6 squares (walking) The KM1 mining droi d gai ns a +5 bonu s to avoid bein g knocked prone.
Melee unarmed + 11 (ld4+7) Skills Endurance + 8 (ca n rerol l), Perception +2, Stealth -2
Ranged laser cu tter +4 (3d8) Vital Systems 2 tool appendages with laser cutters (treat as heavy
Fighting Space 2x2; Reach 1 square blaster pistols; maximum range of 12 sq uares), mining shield generator,
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Base Atk +4; Grp +16 vocabula tor
Atk Options slammer
I';' Abilities Str 24, Dex 10, Con -, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 8
n
I Special Qualities droid traits, mini ng shield generator, stabil ity,
)
lJ adaptable program min g
-I Feats Armor Proficiency (light, med ium), Slammer, Toughness, Weapon
(II
II Profici ency (pistols, si mpl e weapons)
< Skills Endurance +8 (can rerol l, taking the better res ult), Perception +2 ,
Stea lth -2
) Systems walk in g locomotion, basic processo r, 2 tool ap pendag es, mining
shie ld gene rator, darkvision, vocab ulator, duranium plating (+8 arm or)
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Possessions 2 laser cutters (treat as heavy bla st er pisto ls; maximum
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@ range of 12 squares)
@ Availability Licensed; Cost 21,880 credits
Mining Shield Generator-Thi s device operate s as a normal shi eld
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@ genera t or (SR 10) and enab le s the KMl minin g droid to rero ll
@ Endu rance checks and take t he better resu lt to resist environmen tal
(jiJ damage and effects.
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Stability-Th e KMl mining dro id gains a +5 bonus to avoid being
knocked prone.
Adaptable Programming-Th e KMl mining droid is built for easy
adaptation to tasks. Th e DC of Use Computer check s to re program
the droid is red uced by 5.

KMI MININO ORCJID


Large droid (5th-degree)
hp 31
Threshold 22 (SR 10)
Move (1 swift action, 2/turn)
Th e KMl mining droid move s 6 squa res (walking). KMI M I NINO OROIO

Adaptable Programming (1 free ac tion)


MODIFICATION:
ENCOUNTERING A
EXCAVATION OROID
KMl MINING OROID
One of the main KM1 varia nts is the excavation droid. Its features are
In the Old Republic era, KM 1 mining droids are found in most major mining
almost identical to those of the sta ndard model , includ in g the mining shield
facilities in the galaxy. In later eras, derivative models from contemporary
generator, but it carries heavy lase r cutters and heavy armor. Although an
manufacturers are likely to remain in operation. KM1 droids typically
excavatio n droid's primary ta sk is to blast through dense rock , it ha s a lesser
operate in small groups, usua lly in conjunction with excavation variants
version of the base model's siph on ing system for extracting hard-to-reach
(see be low) and under t he com mand of an organ ic or droid supervisor.
vein s of fu el. To create this va ri ant, replace the KM1 's laser cutters with
The owner of a KM1 can exploit several advantages. First, the droid can
heavy lase r cutters (treat the m as heavy blaster rifles wit h a maximum range
legall y carry what are essentia lly two heavy blaster pistols. Second, the
of 12 squares), and rep lace the durani um plating wi th neutronium plati ng
unit is highly durable and can wit hstand greater environmental extremes
(+ 11 armor). To reflect the excavation droid's durability, se lect th e Im proved
than the average droid. Furthermore, those who discover the ease with
Damage Threshol d feat. Fin al ly, reduce its sp eed to 4 squares to reflect its
which a KM1 can be reprogrammed can make good use of this feature .
heavier armor and frame .
In fact, it's possible for heroes-or villains-to control a small, primitive
army of mining droids without a lot of effort.
MODIFICATION: WAL..L.. WAL..KER r-
A KM1 modification used in some mines is a conve rsion techniq ue that allows
the droid to wa lk on any surface in a tunnel, including wa ll s and cei lin gs. I n
Duwani Mechanical Products designed KM1 minin g droid s to excavate raw Additionally, t he droi d ca n secure itself to a su itable surface we ll enough I
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materials in tight quarters and dangerou s environments. Th e Peragus mining to ca rry out mining activiti es, and , once set, the wal l wa lker is difficult to lJ
facility used the droid s extensively in its operations during the time of t he dislodge. To make thi s modification, first equ ip the KM1 with climbing claws. I -I
(1)
Old Republi c. Each lo w-standing, crablike droid carrie s two laser cutters If an event or Force power t ri es to dislodge the droid, it can rero ll its Streng th lJ

to bl ast obstructing rock and punch holes for its fuel siphons. For defense,
th e KM1 can use the laser cutters as improvi sed blasters, although they are
or grapple check and ta ke the be tter res ul t.
ork) is one of the more pop ular modifica tio ns.
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in accu rate and have an extremely short rang e. The droid can carry small (
amounts of fuel by si phoning it into four onboard storage cyl ind ers on its
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back. Mo st KM1s are also equipped with mining shie ld generators to protect A SCAVENGER'S
2.il
t hem from environmen ta l effects and other damage. GOL..D MINE @
The droids are not terribly intelligent, but they store highl y specialized Hello, fellow scavengers, good deal for you today. I just received @
instructions and information on the speci fic mat erial th ey are deployed to word the Blast Pit mining operation shut down this week. Even better,
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extract. Mine ad mini stra tors like KM1 s because th ey are highly durable, easy the corporation abandoned all old equipment and droids. Now, the equip- @
to deploy, and easy to program. However, the latte r f ea ture can become a ment's fine, but it's hard to se ll. What I need are the droids. Probably @
sec urity iss ue, since almost anyone with knowledge of droid programming dozens of KM1s down there. Maybe no one told them to shut down and (ij)
can take co ntrol of the unit. Using the KM1 cha ssis as t he ba se model, they're still working away. Or maybe one of the droid supervisors took ~
Duwani Mechanical Products supplie s Peragu s and other fa cili t ies with over after it realized they had the run of the place. Never mind. I just
several specialized variants.
KM1 droid s can't be played as droid heroes.
want you to go out and capture as many of those things as you can. I'll
pay top credits for them, especially those that are not too damaged, not
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too worn out. Mind you, I'm sure I'm not the only one to hear about this!
You might have to contend with other scavengers, but what's a little
competition among rivals? Remember, they're most likely not out to kill
you, and I might do business with them someday, so try not to eliminate
future customers.
Better take a heavy-duty vehicle, and something to load the droids on
to it. Those things are heavy, and who thinks they'll go along willingly? Of
course, scavengers as cunning as you might be figuring out a way to get
the KM1 s to deliver themselves. Mighty impressed if you pull that off.
Systems heuristic processor, tracked loco motion, 2 hand append ages,
M3B EXPLORER OROID darkvision, holorecorder, im proved se nso r package, in te rn al storage
(5 kg), vocab ulator
M38 Explorer Droid CL 2 Availability Licensed; Cost 12,285 credits
Med ium droid (2nd-degree) scout 2
Advanced Sensors-With a successful Perc eption check, the M38
Force 3
explorer droid can detect elect rom ag netic ene rg y, radiation, and
Init + 1; Senses darkvision; Perception + 15
se ismic activity with in 500 meters and motion with in a 12-square
Languages Basic, Binary, 1 unassigned
radiu s.
Defenses Ref 14 (flat-footed 14), Fort 18, Will 14
hp 28 ; Thr eshold 23
M38 EXPLORER DROID
Immune droid traits
Medium droid (2nd - degree)
Speed 6 squares (tracked) hp 28
Melee unarmed +6 (ld3+6) Threshold 23
Ranged by weapon + 1
Move (1 swift actio n, 2/turn)
Base Atk + 1; Grp +6
Th e M38 explorer dro id moves 6 squa re s (tracked ).
Abilities Str 20, Dex 10, Con -, Int 12, Wis 14, Cha 8 Advanced Sensors (2 sw ift ac tions, l/turn)
Special Qualities adva nced se nso rs, droid traits With a successful Perception check, the M38 ex plorer droid ca n detect
Talents Acute Senses electromagnetic energy, radiation, and seis mic activity wit hin 500
Feats Improve d Damage Threshold, Skill Focus (Percept ion)' Weapon meters and motion with in a 12-squa re radius.
Proficiency (pi sto ls, rifles, simple weapons) Avoid Surprise (1 free action )
Skills Endurance +6, Knowled ge (galactic lore) +7, Knowledge (life The M38 explorer droid makes a Percept ion check at the start of a battle.
sciences) +7, Know ledge (physical sc ien ces) +7, Perception + 15 If the che ck is successfu l, the droid' s master avoids surpri se.
(can rero ll ), Surviva l +8 Know Direction (2 sw ift act ion s, l /tu rn)
With a successful Surviva l check , th e M38 exp lorer droid can dete rmine
which direction is north wh ile planetside.
Sensor Sweep (2 swift act ions , l/turn)
With a successful Perception check, the M 38 explorer droid ca n detect
li fefo rm s w ithin a 24-sq uare range .
Skills Endurance +6, Knowledge (g alact ic lore) +7, Kno w ledg e (life
sciences) +7, Knowledge (ph ysica l scie nces ) +7, Perc ept ion + 15
(can rerol l), Surviva l +8
Systems 2 hand appendages, holo recorder, internal storage (5 kg),
vocabulator

A few years before the Clone Wars, Les Tech pooled its best minds to devise
the next great droid concept. The co ll aboratio n resulted in the M38 explorer
droid, which was equipped w ith a co mplet e se nsor suite and holorecorder
system. Les Tech marketed the M38 as the droid that wo uld take the risk of
exploring potentially ha zardou s new worlds instead of the sco ut that own s
it, leaving him or her free to co ncentrate on other duties such as mapping
planetary terrain an d analyzing the droid's findings. With its heavy tracks
and st urdy co nstruction, the M38 pro mise d to be a useful co mpanion for
adventurers whose ca reers foc use d on exploration. Howeve r, many potential
customers we re intimidated by the droid, fearing that it wou ld eventually
rep lace t hem in the fi eld . Worse, those w ho decided to give it a try despite
their mi sg ivi ngs found that the droid was more trouble t han it was wort h.

. M38 E XP L.ORER OROID


having a backup is a good safety measure. Many scouts have been extremely
PL.-AYINO AN M 3 B
glad to have modified an M38 explorer droid to serve in this role. To make
EXPL.ORER OROID
this modification, start by removing the droid's holorecorder and internal
Although the M38 is a second-degree droid, players choosing to build the
storage space and installing an astrogation buffer with 6 memory units; this
droid with heroic levels should start with the stock probe droid chassis
change requires a DC 15 Mechanics check and 1 hour of wo rk. Attach a tool
(see page 12). The best class with which to begin the droid's career is
appendage with a scomp link on the end; when coupled with the astrogation
scout, but the droid's lack of a Constitution score prevents it from taking
buffer, this gives the droid Skill Focus (Use Computer) as a bonus feat. Finally,
the Shake It Off feat. Instead of starting with the stock internal comlink
reprogram the Survival skil l to Use Computer, and shift the Skill Focus feat
and locked access, the M38 explorer droid gains the advanced sensors
from Perception to Use Computer.
special quality, as described in its statistics block. Also, exchange the
hovering locomotion for tracked locomotion, replace the tool appendage
MODIFICAT ION : PAT ROL. ORDID
with another hand appendage, and add 5 kilograms of internal storage.
This particular modification appea ls to mercenaries and underworld types
Select Knowledge (life sciences), Knowledge (physical sciences), and Per-
as we ll as to explorers. With the M38's aptitude for detection and survei l-
ception as three of the droid's starting skills. For additional skills, consider
lance, altering the droid so that it patrols a desired area is fairly easy. Start
Endurance to represent the droid's ability to continue its mission long
by replacing the droid's hands with tool appendages fitted with blaster rifles
past the expected span of time, Knowledge (galactic lore) to represent
or by exchanging at lea st one hand for a tool appendage with a blaster rifle
the droid's knowledge of planetary systems and cultures, Mechanics to
attached. Instal l an in ternal comlink in the droid's chassis with a DC 15
represent the droid's skill with performing self-maintenance while in the
Mechanics check and 1 hour of work. You can give the droid locked access,
field, and Survival to represent the droid's ability to find its way through
too, but that change is not required. Bolt a glow rod to the side of the droid's
a planet's wilderness. Be sure to purchase a holorecorder as a part of the
head, giving it the abil ity to aid another's attack s without incurring a pen-
droid's starting equipment.
alty to its check from low-light conditions or darkness. Finally, reprogram
the droid' s Weapon Proficiency (pistols) feat to Weapon Focus (rifles), and
The M38 gained a reputation for slow speed, an almost constant need for change the Knowledge (physical sciences) sk ill to Ini t iati ve .
maintenance, and a lack of weaponry. Sti ll , these shortcomings did not
prevent the Rebellion from using a number of the droids.
M38 exp lorer droids can be played as droid heroes.

MODIFICATION: ENOINEER OOINO HAYWIRE


Many scouts wandering the fringes of the galaxy do not have the means Everybody complained about the M38 explorer droid when it
to obtain a droid that can keep the ship running in the middle of a mission. was first introduced on the market. They said it couldn't possibly
Fortunately for them, this modification allows the M38 to act as an engi - do as well as a real scout-or that it was too good and would steal jobs
neer. Start by installing three tool appendages in the droid's torso, each of from everyone in that field. Well, they changed their tune after a few of
which requires a DC 20 Mechanics check and 1 hour of work. Next, attach these droids got bought, eh? Suddenly, they started saying that the M38
an electric arc welder, an electroshock probe, and a laser cutter to these is messed up in one way or another. The droids can't move in a straight
appendages; adding each tool requires a DC 15 Mechanics check and 30 line, or they can't see where they're going, or they go crazy and drive
minutes of work . Install a diagnostics package, and connect it to the hol- off a cliff or into a tree or something! Couldn't sell them very well after
orecorder to give the droid the ability to review its assessment and reroll its that. You know, I'll bet that's what happened to this one planet hopper in
Mechanics check, taking the better of the two results . Reprogram the droid the Outer Rim a while back. This guy, a trader out near Naboo, he picked
to have the Mechanics sk ill instead of Surviva l, and change the Skill Focu s up a distress Signal from someone who said she was stranded on . .. uh,
feat to boost Mechanics instead of Perception. Provide t he droid with a tool Baarstal. Yes, that's it! She was stranded on Baarstal, and she was car-
kit to finish the modifications. rying on about how her M38 droid went haywire and started damaging
the ship. Before she knew it, the droid had damaged the engines and a
MODIFICATION: NAVICOMPUTER number of other systems before it got off the ship and disappeared into
One of the most important aspects of being an explorer is the ability to know the jungle. Now, she needs to be rescued . I'll bet she won't have such a
where you're going. Navigating between the stars is not an easy feat and is glowing review of the droid after this little incident.
usually left to astromech droids and navicomputers. If a ship's astromech
droid or navicomputer is damaged in battle or otherwise rendered inoperable,
Folding Repulso rli ft Bed- The MEV droid's folding bed is stored in the
MEV-SERIES MEDICAL vertical position behind the droid when not in use. Th e bed takes a
EVACUATION OROID move action to deploy by sw inging down into position. The bed must
be deployed to carry a pas se nger. Once the bed is deployed, the droid's
MEV-Series Medical Evacuation Droid CL 1 f ighting space is 1 square wide x 2 sq uare s long. Pa sse ng ers in the bed
Med ium droid (1st- degree) non heroic 5 are held in place by a low -power force fie ld. Passengers must be of
Init +9; Senses lOW-light vision; Perception +5 Medium or sma ll er size.
Languages Basic, Binary, 2 unassigned Qu ick Load-As a move action, the MEV droid can use its arms to pick up
Defenses Ref 18 (flat-footed 16), Fort 11, Will 11 and load a willing or unconscious passenger onto its bed. The droid can
hp 18; Threshold 11 load a passenger whi le taking two move actions in one turn.
Immune droid traits
Speed 6 squares (hovering) MEV-SERIES MEDICAL
Melee unarmed +4 (ld3+1) EVACUATION OROID
Ranged by weapon +5 Medium droid (1st-degree)
Base Atk +3; Grp +5 hp 18
Special Actions Cybernetic Surgery, Surg ica l Expertise Threshold 11
Abilities Str 12, Dex 15, Con -, In t 14, Wis 13, Cha 10 Move (1 swift action, 2/turn )
Special Qualities droid traits, folding repulsor li ft bed, quick load The MEV droid moves 6 squares (hovering) .
Feats Armor Proficiency (light), Cybernetic Surgery, Ski ll Focu s Diagnosis (1 free action)
(Treat Injury), Skill Training (Initiative), Surgical Expertise The MEV droid makes a Knowledge (life sciences) check to determine
Skills Initiative +9, Know ledge (life sciences) +9, Perception +5, the source of a di sease or an injury and commun icates the diagnosis
Treat Injury + 13, Use Computer +9 to its owner.
Systems hovering locomotion, heuristic processor, 4 hand appendages, First Aid (2 swift actions, l/turn)
improved sensor package, vocabulator, folding repulsorlift bed, Th e MEV droid makes a DC 15 Treat Injury check on a ta rget in an
durasteel plating (+6 armor) adjacent square. If the check is successfu l, the target rega ins a number
Possessions 6 medp acs, medical kit, surgery kit of hit points equa l to its character leve l plus 1 hit point for every po int
Availability Licen sed; Cost 13,425 credits by which the check was succe ssful. A character can be treated with
first aid in this manner on ly once per day.
Folding Repulsorlift Bed (1 swift action, l/turn)
The MEV droid deploys its folding repu lsor li ft bed to carry a passenger.
Quick Load (2 swift actions, l/turn)
Th e MEV droid load s a will in g or unconscious passenger onto its bed.
Revivify (2 swift actions, l/turn)
The MEV droid makes a DC 20 Treat Injury check on a target in an
adjacent square that is cu rrently at 0 hi t points. If the check is
successfu l, the target is unconscious instead of dead.
Skills Initiative +9, Knowledge (life scie nces ) +9, Percept ion +5,
Treat Injury +13, Use Computer +9
Vital Systems 4 han d appendages, vocabulator, fo ldin g rep ul sorli ft bed,
6 medpacs, medica l kit, surgery kit

MEV-SERIES MEDICAL. EVACUATION ORDID


is to add booster ro ckets to the bottom or sides of the sled , which can fire
PL.AYING A MEV-SERIES
whenever the sled is deployed. When acti vated, the rockets add 2 squ are s
MEDICAL. EVACUATION DROID
to the droid' s speed. They ca rr y 10 charges, wi th each round of acti va tion
Start with the stock medical droid chassis (see page 12), which covers the
equa ling one charge. Adding booster rockets requires a DC 25 Mechanics
medical basics. Select either the noble or the soldier class, depending on
check, 5,000 cre di ts for parts, 1 day of work, and a DC 15 Use Computer
the conditions in which the droid will operate. For a battlefield evacuation
check for adding control programming.
unit, choose the soldier class to take advantage of its higher hit points
and starting Armor Proficiency feats. Although this class has greater
MO D I FIC A TIO N :
defenses, it has fewer options for trained skills and helpful talents. To
IMPR O V ED E N CL.OSU R E
improve your support role capabilities, start with the noble class instead.
Some owners feel that the open bed of the evacuation droid needless ly
You must take Armor Proficiency (light) as your first level feat, but your
exposes patients to additiona l dange rs. By making a DC 20 Mechan ics chec k
improved skill and talent selection will help your comrades even when
and spendin g 2,000 credits for parts, you can enclose th e bed on all sides
they are uninjured. Take Perception, Persuasion, and Use Computer as
(except t he top) in 3 days of work; as a re sult, patients load ed onto the bed
trained skills, and consider taking Initiative as a trained skill to speed your
benefit from cover from incom ing attacks. The droid loses the abi lity to fold
evacuation duties during combat. Purchase an additional tool append-
up the repu lsorlift sled and always t akes up a 1x2-square area fo r fighting ~
age, an ample supply of medpacs, a medical kit, and a surgery kit as your
space. Thi s modification also hind ers the droid' s quick load spec ial quality;
starting equipment. You can store the medical kit's litter in a special long
it t ake s a -5 pe nalty when attemp ting to quick load while t aking two move
compartment within the chassis' repulsorlift sled. n
actio ns in one turn. Ho wever, the droid gains additional sto rage space along I
the interior of the armored wa ll s, increasing the number of medpacs it ca n >
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ca rry from 6 to 12. , ~
Industrial Autom aton started production of the MEV-Se rie s medical evac u-
D
ation droid 10 years prior to the start of the Clone Wars. The model quickly
beca me popu lar w ith mercenary group s an d metropolitan evacuation
M O DI FIC A TION: <
SPE CI A LIZ E D PROCES SOR
teams. Part medical droid and part repulsorl if t sled, the MEV evacuates an
injured being while also giving first aid to the patient. The droid gives first
Because the stan dard MEV ha s a si ngl e pro cesso r, the droid must split its (
time between treating the patient and navig at ing out of w hat is usuall y a
aid effec ti vely and efficiently on it s own, and when it ha s acces s to medI- @
dangerous situat ion. Add ing a subp rocessor that specializes in cont rolling
cal equipment t yp ica ll y found in a hospital or medical bay, it can perform Li.l
lo comotion leaves t he main processor free to devote its fu ll attention to th e @
routine su rg ica I proced u re s.
The MEV ha s a built-in repul so rlift sled that folds up vertically behind
pat ient. Insta lling th e new subproce sso r requires a DC 20 M ec hanics check, @
2,000 credits for parts, and 2 days of work . Eac h turn, the modified droid
the droid w hen not in use. When deployed, the padded bed has a low-power @
can make one move act ion as a swift act ion. When usin g the subproce sso r, @
gravity field that secures a patient in place whi le the droid remove s hi m or
the droid mu st move at least 1 square. @
her from immediat e danger. Th e droid 's to rso sits at the front of the sled and
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has four telescopi c arm s that can reach and treat any part of the patien t. ~
Armor plating extend s one-q uarte r of th e way along the sides of the sled to
EMERGENCY EVAC
protect t he droid and the patient. Th e MEV's medical equ ipment and suppli es
are sto red behind the armor, at the head of the bed.
Medical droids are a little out of my area of expertise. But let me
tell you, when you deal with as many battle droids as I do, you
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MEV-Series medical evacuation droids can be pl ayed as droid heroes.
see a lot of medical droids in action. I bring this up because I see you
have a fine MEV unit there, and I've just received some unsettling news
M ODIFICATION:
about a situation that you might be able to help with. There's a colony
HI GH-SPEED BOOSTER
on Thuna III, in a small system near the Unknown Regions, that's been
Although the MEV's speed, even w hen load ed , is equal to that of any standard
devastated by a groundquake. To make matters worse, I've heard that a
Human, som e owners choose to increase it s movement rate as much as pos-
band of raiders is planning to take advantage of the chaos and make off
sible. Th ere are two commo n ways to carry out this modification. The first is
with whatever they can. If you can get to Thuna III quickly enough, you
to boost the output of the droid's rep ul sor lift eng in e to increase the dro id· s
might be able to stop the raiders. Either way, the colonists sure could
speed by 1 square. This change requires a DC 20 Mechanics check using the
use your droid's help.
Tech Spec iali st feat, 1,000 cred it s, and 1 day of wo rk . The second method
MK-Se:RIES MAINTENANCE DRDID

M K-SERIES
M AINTENANCE ORO ID
MK-Series Maintenance Droid CL 1
Medium droid (2nd-degree) scout 1
Force 1
Init +7; Senses Perception +5
Languages Basic, Binary, Bocce, Huttese
Defenses Ref 14 (flat-footed 12). Fort 12, Will 11
hp 24; Threshold 12
Immune droid traits
Speed 6 squares (tracked)
Melee claw -1
Base Atk +0; Grp +2
Abilities Str 9, Dex 14, Con - , Int 15, Wis 10, Cha 13
Special Qualities droid traits
Talents Jury-Rigger
Feats Shake It Off, Skill Focus (Mechanics). Skill Focus (Use Computer)',
Skill Training (Use Computer)', Weapon Proficiency (simple weapons)
Skills Climb -6, Endurance +5, Initiative +7, Knowledge (galactic lore) +7,
Knowledge (technology) +7, Mechanics + 12, Perception +5, Pilot +7,
Use Computer + 12
Systems heuristic processor, tracked locomotion, 2 claw appendages,
diagnostic package, internal storage (20 kg). scomp link, vocabulator
Availability Licensed; Cost 11 ,080 credits Jury-Rig Repairs (2 swift actions, l/turn)
Lateral Thinker-The unique programming of an MK-Series maintenance The MK-Series maintenance droid makes a Mechanics check (DC 25)
droid allows it to come up with so lutions to problems that other droids at + 17 on a disabled mechanical device or vehicle. If the check is
might never reach . When the MK-Series droid spends a Force Point to succes sful, the target moves +2 steps on the condition track and
add to a Mechanics check or a Use Computer check, increase the die regains 1d8 hit points.
type of the Force Point by one step (from d6 to d8, or from d8 to dlO). Shake It Off (2 swift actions, l/turn)
Versatile Appendages-Thanks to the versati lity of the equipment The MK-Series maintenance droid moves + 1 step on the condition track.
installed in the MK-Series maintenance droid's claw appendages, the Skills Climb -6, Endurance +5, In itiative +7, Knowledge (galactic lore) +7,
droid is always considered to have a tool kit. Knowledge (technology) +7, Mechanics + 12, Perception +5, Pilot +7,
'Reprogrommed from Scout starting feats as a factory stondard Use Computer + 12
Systems tracked locomotion, 2 claw appendages, diagnostic package,
MK-SERIES MAINTENANCE scomp link, vocabulator
Medium droid (3rd-degree)
hp 24 The Kalibac Indu stries MK-Series maintenance droid was designed to serve
Threshold 12 as an assistant and, occasionally, as t he primary mechanic aboard space
Move (1 swift action, 2/turn) transports and capi t al ships. The MK-Series maintenance droid had a some-
The MK-Series maintenance droid moves up to 6 squares (tracked). what unique design premise: The droid should be able to solve problems
Issue Routine Command (1 swift action, l/turn) that arise during space travel, even those that cannot be anticipated, in
Th e MK- Series maintenance droid issues a routine command to a the same way that a living technician would be able to. During the droid's
computer that has a fr iendly attitude toward it. initial design process, Kalibac engineers consulted a wide variety of starship
tool kit appendages need to be modified t o include the too ls necessary to
PL..AVINO AN MK-SERIEB
sabotage a device while sti ll making it f unctio nal (or at least make it look
MAINTENANCE OROID
functional). This requires a DC 25 Mechanics check and 1 hour of work . With
The MK-Series droid makes an excellent choice for players looking to
these changes made, the droid gains the followi ng specia l quality:
take on the role of the party's technician or pilot. The MK-Series droid's
personality meshes well with the needs of an adventuring party, and
Cunning Saboteur- Th e MK-Series maintenance droid can use the Hand le
their durability exceeds that of many other, comparable droids. First,
Explosives application of the Mechanics ski ll on any vehicle or complex
start by choosing the mechanic droid generic chassis (see page 12). The
mechanical object, even if it has no explosives available. With 1 hou r
best starting class for replicating an MK-Series droid is either the scout
of work, the MK-Series maintenance droid can convert compo nents of
class (as it matches the MK-Series droid's standard class), or the scoun-
the target vehicle or mec hani ca l object into an improvi sed explosive
drel class (as it has both Mechanics and Use Computer as class skills).
charge (which functions exac tly as the exp losiv e charg e found on page
Choosing the scout class will produce the closest replica of the stock
131 of the Saga Edition core ru lebo ok ).
MK-Series droid and will match its durability with higher hit points and
the Shake It Off starting feat, and taking noble at second level allows you
to pick up Use Computer relatively quickly. Consider taking Skill Focus
in Mechanics or Pilot as a starting feat, depending on your primary role
in the party. Jury-Rigger as a starting talent for the scout class matches
the stock MK-Series droid, but given the droid's ability to ignore difficult
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terrain thanks to its tracked locomotion, Long Stride isn't a bad choice
MK-Series maintenance droids are irritating mechanic droids
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that usually end up being more trouble than they are worth. They tend ro
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to forget their place in the galaxy, instead providing creative (and
engineers, spaceport mechanic s, and even some outlaw techs (although aggressive) solutions to even the most mundane problems. An MK-Series <
Kalibac's legal department stringently denies it) in order to craft a dro id maintenance droid that goes too long without a memory wipe can prove
personality capable of finding creative so lution s to the problems that come to be dangerous and reckless, as the crew of the Commander of Staves
up while traveling through space. As a result, the MK-Series droid, though found out the hard way. Their MK-Series maintenance droid, MK-87, was
more prone to developing personality quirks than most other droid s, has the reputed to be one of the best mechanics in the Outer Rim. The Commander
ability to produce creat ive solut ions even when dealing with problem s it has of Staves (a YT-1930 space transport used for smuggling) was on the
never before encountered . run from the authorities when its captain ordered MK-87 to modify the
An unanticipated side effect of this unique programming is that MK- ship's systems to make them invisible to other ships' sensors. The droid
Series maintenance droids are somewhat more reckless and aggressive than did so by shutting down all power on the ship and venting hyperdrive
other second-degree droids. Many MK-Series droid s even deve lop methods coolant into space-making the ship appear to be a rogue comet and
of self-repair th at far exceed those of other droid s, meaning they are more killing everyone onboard as the ship's life support failed. The ship was
prone to taking risks since they can more quickly re sto re them se lves to fully finally captured and impounded, but the droid escaped capture and stole
functional statu s. away on a shuttlecraft. According to the authorities, the droid altered its
MK-Series maintenance droids can be played as droid heroes. identification and has drifted from ship to ship ever since, leaving each
ship after causing some catastrophe through its creative interpretation
MODIFICATION: SABOTEUR of orders. Currently, there is a hefty bounty on the droid, and anyone
Just as the MK-Series droid produce s creative so lution s to problems that that suddenly finds themselves in possession of a quirky MK-Series
pop up during space travel, so me mal icious owners have converted the droid should take care that they have not inherited MK-87 from its last,
droids into equally creative sabote urs. In fact, with the proper reprogram- doomed owners.
ming and hardware alterations, the MK-Series maintenance droid makes an
exce ptionally vicious saboteur, as it is prone to fi nding extremely creative
(and frightening) ways for the thing s it sabotages to fa il. The droid must
be altered to overcome the protocols that prevent it from harming others,
requiring a DC 25 Use Computer chec k and 1 hour of work. Next, th e droid' s
MODEL SS-SERIES
MODEL SS-SERIES ADMINISTRATION DROID
ADMINISTRATION Medium droid (1st- degree)
DROID hp 26
Threshold 12
Model 88-Series Administration Droid CL 5 Move (1 swift action, 2/turn)
Medium droid (1 st-degree) nonheroic 6/noble 3 The Model 88-Series administration droid moves 6 squares (walking).
Force 3 Improve Access (2 swift actions, l/turn)
Init +3; Senses Perception + 11 The Model 88-Series administration droid makes a Use Computer check
Languages Ba sic, Binary, 7 unassigned against the target computer's Will Defense to improve the computer's
Defenses Ref 13 (flat-footed 13), Fort 12, Will 17 attitude toward it.
hp 26; Threshold 12 Issue Routine Command (1 swift action, l/turn)
Immune droid traits The Model 88-Series administration droid issues a routine command to a
Speed 6 squares (wa lking) computer that has a friendly attitude toward it.
Melee unarmed +5 (ld3) Superior Analysis (no action required)
Ranged by weapon +5 When a Model 88-Series administration droid fails any Knowledge check,
o Base Atk +6; Grp +5 it can immediately make a Perception check, add half the total to the
I Special Actions Educated, Inspire Haste previous Knowledge check, and take the new result.
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1l Abilities Str 8, Dex 8, Con -, Int 16, Wis 14, Cha 12 Timely Observation (1 free action, l/encounter)
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tll Special Qualities droid traits, superio r analysis, timely observation The Model 88-Series administration droid can make a DC 20 Perception
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Talents Educated, Inspire Haste check on its turn. If the check is successful, the droid observes a
< Feats Linguist, Skill Focus (G ather Information), Sk ill Fo cus (Knowledge physical or psychological weakness in an opponent. The droid gains
[bureaucracy)}, Skill Focu s (Knowledge [galactic lore)), Skill Training a + 1 bonus to its next attack roll or opposed skill check against that
(Deception), Skill Training (Knowledge [g alactic lore)), Skill Training opponent. Alternatively, the droid can grant the bonus to an ally who
(Persuasion), Skill Training (Use Computer), Weapon Profi cie ncy can see or hear the droid for use on the ally's next turn .
(si mple weapons) Skills Deception + 10, Gather Information + 15, Knowledge (bureaucracy)
Skills Deception + 10, Gather Information + 15, Knowledge (bureaucracy) + 17, Knowledge (galactic lore) + 17, Perception + 11, Persuasion + 10,
+ 17, Knowledge (galactic lore) + 17, Perception + 11, Persuasion + 10, Stealth +8, Use Computer + 12
Stealth +8, Use Computer + 12 Vital Systems 2 hand appendages, internal storage (5 kg), vocabulator,
Systems walking locomotion, heuristic processor, 2 hand appendages, internal com link, data pad
internal storage (5 kg), vocabulator, internal com link
The Uhr-Vah-Vo TechWorks Model 88 is one example of the vast number of
Possessions data pad
Availability Licensed; Cost 15,000 credits niche market droids produced in the galaxy. The Tiss'shar company produced
the Model 88 as a clerical and administration droid a couple of decades before
Superior Analysis-W hen a Model 88-Series administration droid fails
the Clone Wars. The droid's masterful analytica l skills caught the attention
any Knowledge check, it can immediately make a Perception check,
of the InterGalactic Banking Clan, which was so impressed, it purchased
add half the total to the previou s Knowledge check, and take the new
almost the entire production run, then bought out Uhr-Vah -Vo itself. A few
resu It.
years before the Clone Wars, the 88s were largely replaced in most IGBC
Timely Observation-Once per encounter, a Model 88-Series
facilities. The droids were sold to banks and other companies outside the
administration droid can make a DC 20 Perception check as a free
Clan at a deep discount. Although the droids performed as expected, their
action on its turn. If the check is successful, th e droid observes a
true function was revealed when they suddenly shut down, along with all the
physical or psychological weakness in an opponent. The droid gains
other Separatist droids, at the end of the Clone Wars. Unknown to their new
a + 1 bonus to its next attack roll or opposed skill check against that
owners, the 88s actually served as IGBC industrial spies, secretly reporting
opponent. Alternatively, the droid can grant the bonus to an ally who
detailed information to their original masters . As a precaution, all remaining
can see or hear the droid for use on the ally's next turn.
88s were scrapped.
MODIFICATION:
PLAVING A MODEL SS-SERIES
C3AMBLER'S FRIEND
ADMINISTRATION DROID
A small number of gamblers sa lvaged so me Model 88s from the scrap heap
To create a Model 88 droid hero, select the stock service droid chassis (see
and now use them to cheat casino s and other gambling establishments. Some
page 13). Although that chassis is usually a third-degree droid, the Model
also use the droids as sabacc dealers or as directors of other games. Making
88 hero should instead be considered a first-degree droid. Replace the
thi s modification requires a DC 25 Use Computer check and 2,000 credits'
basic processor with a heuristic processor, and remove the tool mount.
worth of software. Some owners also in stall an internal comlink, but that
Select Skill Training (Knowledge [bureaucracy]) as the bonus feat. Choose
accesso ry is not strictly required . When gambling against the hou se (see page
the noble class as your starting class, and select the appropriate Skill
47 of the Saga Edition core rulebookJ. the gambler ga ins a +5 bonus to hi s or
Training and Skill Focus feats, similar to the feats listed in the droid's
her Wi sdom check as long as t he gambler can see or hear the droid and the
statistics block. If your adventure takes place after the conclusion of the
droid has a view of the entire gaming table. If the modified Model 88 droid
Clone Wars, your Model 88 could have a number of nonstandard parts,
is in the open, t he Gamema ste r might require a Stealth or Deception check
appendages, or systems.
to conceal the droid's true purpose from the other gamblers or from casino
secu rity. When gambling against other characters, the gambler gains a +2
bonu s to hi s or her Wi sdom check. r-
The Model 88 is a basic bipedal droid, w ith long, thin limbs and a narrow
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body. They're built for light to moderate duty, designed to serve in offices MODIFICATION: INDUSTRIAL Spy
or, at most, in light industrial facilities. Banks and financial institution s Thi s modification turns the Model 88 into an industrial espionage machine n
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greatly va lu e their analytical and bookkeeping sk ill s, as does the occasional si milar to those serving the InterGalactic Banking Clan. Begin by in stalling )
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accounting group in major corporation s. a hidden core in the droid's proce sso r or as a sepa rate data store elsewhere
Model 88 droids can be played as droid heroes. wit hin the droid . This step requ ires a DC 20 Mechanics check, a DC 25 Use
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Computer check, and 5,000 credits' wo rt h of upgrades. The hidden core con -
tains the droid's esp ionage programming, and the droid's primary perso nality
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remain s unaware of its existence. To co mplete the modification, reprogram
the droid to be trained in the Stea lth sk ill . Once per day, the droid can take l
20 on a Gather In formation check or a Use Computer check to uncover useful @
data that it was not aware of previou sly. In addition, once per day, when 2!J
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looking for information on a specific item, person or location, the droid can
reroll any Gather Information, Use Computer, or Knowledge (bureaucracy)
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..JUNK DROIDS liD
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You have a fine eye, welcome customer. This is a rare droid,
inspirationally designated the Model 88. Yes, you are correct, it
misses a couple of limbs. Extremely difficult to find a fully intact Model
88. Thus, the rarity. Their pieces are collectable! Oops-let me shut old
6z88 off here. Such talk disturbs it. There. Now, what really makes this
particular droid a unique specimen is that its head is intact. Most 88s
were junked after the Clone Wars by enemies of the Banking Clan, their
heads destroyed, for spying. Anyway, such a deal for you. Buy this fine
Model 88 from me and take to Nar Shaddaa. There, you'll find the nearly
complete information broker 8t88, who's sure to pay prime credits for
the head. Yes, that is the only part missed by 8t88! He's quite upset by
the small replacement he has now. Probably, he takes the new head and
uses the rest for spare parts. Sorry-can't sell you just the head. All or
nothing. And be careful. 8t88 is a selfish criminal who once tangled
with Kyle Katarn .
MOOEL as-SERIES ADMINISTRATION ORCJID
po-s OUNNERY OR DID

PG - 5 GUNNERY ORClIO
PG-5 Gunnery Droid CL 0
Large droid (2nd-degre e) non heroic 2
Init +0; Senses Perception +8
Languages Basic (understand only). Binary,
2 unassigned (understand only)
Defenses Ref 8 (flat-footed 8). Fort 15, Will 10
hp 15; Threshold 20
Immune droid traits
Speed 4 squares (wheeled)
Melee unarmed +6 (1d6+5)
Ranged laser welder +0 (3d6)
Base Atk + 1; Grp + 11
Abilities Str 20, Dex 8, Con -, Int 14, Wis 11, Cha 6
Special Qualities battery fire, droid traits, superior weapon repair
Feats Ski ll Focus (Mechanics, Use Computer). Toughness, Weapon
Proficiency (heavy weapons)
Skills Mechanics + 13, Perception +8 , Use Computer + 13
Systems heuristic processor, wheeled locomotion, 1 claw appendage,
3 tool appendages, diagnostics package, improved sensor package,
scomp link
Possessions laser welder Jury-Rig (2 sw ift actions, 1/turn)
Availability Licen sed; Cost 7,280 credits With a DC 25 Mechanics check, the PG-5 gunnery droid can make
Battery Fire-The PG-5 gunnery droid can control all vehicle weapons temporary repairs to any disabled mechanical or electronic device (see
that make up a single battery as if the droid were controlling only one the Jury- Rig appl ication of the Mechanics skil l on page 70 of the Saga
weapon. However, the droid takes a - 1 penalty to its attack rolls for Edition core rulebook).
each weapon in the battery. Recharge Shields (2 swift actions, 1/turn)
Superior Weapon Repair-During the first encounter after the PG-5 When acting as the shie ld operator of a vehicle or operating a device
gunnery droid performs or assists with repairs or upgrades on a vehicle's that has a shield rating, the PG-5 gunnery droid can make a
weapon systems, each weapon gains a + 1 bonus to attack rolls. Mechanics check to restore 5 points to its shield rating, up to its
normal maximum.
Sensor Sweep (1 swift action, 1/turn)
PO-5 OUNNERY DRClID The PG-5 gunnery droid can make a Use Computer check to use a
Large droid (2nd-degree) vehicle's sensors when linked to the vehicle's systems.
hp 15
Skills Mechanics + 13, Perception +8, Use Computer + 13
Thresho ld 20 Vital Systems 1 claw appendage, 3 tool appendages, diagnostics
Move (1 sw ift action, 2/turn) package, laser welder
The PG-5 gunnery droid moves 4 squares (wheeled).
Battery Fire (2 swift actions, 1/turn) Designed by Industrial Automaton, the PG-5 gunnery droid's original purpose
The PG-5 gunnery droid can control all vehicle weapons that make up was to supplement and provide additional support for gunners assigned to
a single battery as if the droid were controlling only one weapon. Imperial capita l ships. The PG-5 has the same basic appearance as the more
However, the droid takes a -1 penalty to its attack rolls for each famous R2 astromech droid, with the most notable difference being that
weapon in the battery. the PG-5 is much taller than the R2. Insid e, the PG-5 is filled with tool s and
Improve Access (2 sw ift actions, 1/turn) programming that permits it to operate and repair ship-based weapons,
The PG-5 gunnery droid makes a Use Computer check against the target shield systems, and sensors. Despite all that it offers, the PG-5's size, slow
computer's Will Defense to improve the computer's attitude toward it. movement, and pa ssive personality helped make this droid series an utter
PLAYINO A P O - 5
OUNNERY OROID PG-5 acting as a technician (due to it s size, which prevents it from reaching
To create a PG-5 gunnery droid hero, start by choosing the stock astro- areas that most astromechs can reach). others have modified the droid with
mech droid chassis (see page 11). The best starting class to pick is the grea t success to act as a mechanic's ass istant. Start by removing the tool
scoundrel, using the Point Blank Shot feat to replicate the droid's ability appen dage that holds the scomp link, and in stall a hand appendage in its
to handle weapons with ease. Instead of starting with the stock astro- place. Add 3 kilograms of internal storage to the droid, providing just enough
gation buffer and internal storage, a PG-5 droid hero gains the battery space for a tool kit and one or two components needed to hold rep lacements
fire and superior weapon repair special qualities, as described in the for broken parts. Reprogram the droid's skill set to change Perception to
full statistics block. Select Mechanics and Use Computer as two of the Knowledg e (technology). and replace the Toughness feat with Skil l Focus
droid's starting skills. Consider choosing Knowledge (tactics) to represent (Knowledge [technology]) to give the droid an edge when working with
the droid's knowledge of battle tactics and its ability to anticipate an devices. The last step is to place a tool kit in the storage co mpartment.
opponent's actions, Perception to represent the droid's ability to locate
enemy ships and target them with a vehicle's weapons, and Pilot to rep- MODIFICATION:
resent the droid's knowledge of vehicle operation. Be sure to purchase a SECURITY SYSTEM
laser welder and a scomp link as part of the droid's starting equipment. If a crew has to leave its starship or base of operations for an extended perio d
Also, consider purchasing a tool kit or various separate tools, such as an of time , protecting the ship or base becomes a top priority. One common
electroshock probe or a laser cutter. precaution is to set up a droid to keep the place from falling into the wrong
hands, especially a droid that has been geared for security. Administrators
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and captains have found that the PG-5 gunnery droid, after receiving a few I
failure in the eyes of the Imperial military. As a result, IA made only a few )
modifications, is a good choice to perform such duties. To modify the droid in 1)
hundred PG-5s before ceasing production; those droids were purchased by -1
this fashion , start by installing a sensor booster, which can be used to increase 1Il
planetary armed forces, local law enforcement agencies, and individuals
the ship's short-range sensors wh ile the droid is operating them. Also, in sta ll a II
emp loyed in the freight forw arding business. The se owners of PG-5s found
that the droid, after receiving a minor personality upgrade, was not only an
communications countermeasure system to help ensure that the droid's calls <
for assistance will not be jammed by invaders. Reprogram the droid to sh ift
efficient gunnery droid but was also rather insightful and could perform
the Skill Focus feat from Mechanics to Perception. As an option, if the droid
better than average repairs and upgrades to various ship systems.
doesn't already have in ternal came ras, co nsider giving it a repulsorcam or two
PG-5 gunnery droids can be played as droid heroes.
to step up the internal security of the starship or installation.
MODIFICATION:
FIRE CONTROL SYSTEM
Despite the fact that many people complain about the PG-5 gunnery droid's
lack lu ster performance, some of those critics found a way to modify the droid THE COWARD'S WAY
to take advantage of its redeeming features-mainly, its gun-control soft- Despite the better than average programming that went into the
wa re and the hardware that all ows it to link to a vehicle's weapon systems. PG-5 gunnery droid, it gets a lot of complaints. If organics are
To modify a PG-5 to perform in this capacity, sta rt by installing a series of not griping about its sheer size blocking a walkway or its sluggish speed
sy nchronized fire circuits that are routed through the droid's processor and hindering movement in a corridor, they are carrying on about its lack of
scomp link. Performing thi s vital step takes 1 day of work and requires a initiative in performing one of its primary duties: firing the guns. The PG-5
DC 20 Mechanics check to properly install the hardware and a DC 20 Use is supposed to be a gunnery droid, so why doesn't it like to use them?
Computer check to calibrate the droid's programming to use the fir e circuits. You would think that Industrial Automaton would have programmed
Reprogram the droid's Skill Focus (Mechanics) feat to Weapon Focus (heavy something into the droid to help it do its job. If they had, the PG-5 on
weapon s). This change causes the droid to lose the superior weapon repair board the Republic cruiser that was chasing a defecting ship out by Ord
special quality, but the new feat negate s the -1 penalty imposed by the bat- Mantell might have helped to catch the deserters and bring them in for
tery fire special quality. Finally, reprogram the Mechanics ski ll to Knowledge trial. But as always, the droid hesitated, and the defectors escaped before
(tactics) to complete the modifications. a shot was even fired at their ship. Supposedly, the defectors also took
MODIFICATION: a couple of Senators as hostages, probably to ransom them back to the
MECHANIC'S ASSISTANT Republic or give them as a peace offering to their new allies. That PG-5
Some critics of the PG-5 gunnery droid emphas ize its similarities to Industrial is fortunate that I am not its supervisor. If I were, I would turn it inside
Automaton's R2 astromech droid, with the main difference being the size out for its colossal failure of duty.
variance between the models. Although many people scoff at the idea of a
Failsafe Withdrawal (reaction)
PL.NK-SERIES POWER The first time a PLNK-Series power droid is attacked in an encounter, as a
DROID reaction, it can move up to its spee d immediately after that attack is
resolved.
PLNK-Series Power Droid CL 1 Power Charge (1 swift action, l/turn)
Medium droid (5th-degree) nonheroic 3 With a successful DC 15 Mechanics check, a PLNK-Series power droid can
Init +0; Senses darkvision; Perception +0 recharge a depleted blaster power pack at a rate of 1 shot per round.
Languages Basic (understand only), Binary Recharge Shields (2 swift actions, l/turn)
Defenses Ref 18 (flat-footed 18), Fort 13, Will 10 With a succe ssful DC 20 Mechanics check , a PLNK- Series power droid can
hp 11; Threshold 13 restore 7 points to a vehicle's shield rating, up to its normal maximum.
Immune droid traits Regulate Power (2 swift actions, l/turn)
With a succe ssful DC 20 Mechanics check, a PLNK-Series power droid
Speed 4 squares (walking)
moves a starsh ip + 1 step on the condition track.
Melee unarmed +4 (ld3+2)
Ranged by weapon + 1 Skills Mechanics + 10, Perception +0
Base Atk +2; Grp +4 Vital Systems 2 tool appendages, diagnostics package, liquid Tibanna
tank and pump, LT-powered generator
Abilities Str 14, Dex 8, Con -, Int 8, Wis 9, Cha 4
Special Qualities droid traits, failsafe withdrawal, power charge
Feats Armor Proficiency (light, medium), Improved Defense s, When Industrial Automaton introduced its popular GNK power droids, they
Skill Focus (Mechanics) were universally seen as serv iceable but clearly ripped off from Ver il Line
Skills Mechanics + 10, Perception +0 Systems' EG-Series. Despite bad publicity, Industrial Automaton expanded
Systems wa lking locomotion, basic processor, 2 tool appendages, its power droid line to include power sources beyond the standard fusion
darkvision, diagnostics package, duranium plating (+8 armor) generator. Since many remote outposts rely on liquid Tibanna for heating
Possessions liquid Tibanna tank and pump, LT-po wered generator and other needs, IA saw a marketing niche to exploit.
Availability Military; Cost 6,990 cred its Th e PLNK-Series power droids are designed for storing and refueling liqu id
Failsafe Withdrawal-The first time a PLNK-Series power droid is Tibanna (LT). To increase its LT capacity, the PLNK droid became a stretched
attacked in an encounter, as a reaction, it can move up to its speed GNK droid, with four legs instead of two . Weighed down by a heavy internal
immediately after that attack is resolved. LT tank and LT- powered generator, the PLNK droid tends to waddle slow ly,
Power Charge -With a successful DC 15 Mechanics check, a PLNK-Series when required to move at all. The droid carries an internal pump for loading
power droid can recharge a depleted blaster power pack at a rate of
1 shot per round. Also, when using the recharge sh ields action, the
ENCOUNTERING A
droid can restore 7 points to a vehicle's shield rating, up to its normal
PL.NK-SERIES POWER OROIO
maximum.
PLNK droids can be encountered in any starport, isolated outpost, or
industrial facility, although much less frequently than the typical power
PL.NK-S E R I ES POWER OROID droid. The occasional unit might be used as a mobile pumping station to
Medium droid (5th-degree) seliliquid Tibanna at certain locations, but plunk droids typically support
hp 11 the outpost or starport itself and remain out of public view. Due to the
Threshold 13 highly volatile payload they carry, plunk droids are often stored either in
Move (1 swift action, 2/turn) highly secure areas or far away from vulnerable starships and facilities.
The PLNK-Series power droid moves 4 squares (walking). Fearful of self-detonation, some PLNK droids interpret their safety
Ammo Source (1 free action) protocols to an extreme. It is not unusual to see a plunk unit waddling
The PLNK-Series power droid can be hooked up to some types of repeating away from an area as fast as it can at the slightest hint of danger. Of
blasters and other weapons and used as an ammunition source. course, "fast" for a plunk droid is almost never fast enough to escape
an immediate threat. Fortunately, its dense shielding often protects the
droid from lesser dangers.
or discharging LT through its external ly mounted hose and nozzle. A[though receiver. Reprogramming the PLNK to carry out basic observation duties
the PLNK doesn't have the near-limitless power generation of a standard requires a DC 10 Use Computer check. However, the dim-witted droid tends
power droid, its LT-dri ven generator is capable of supply in g power for most to f ixate on whatever it observes, allowing someone who is being watched
outposts' needs for extended periods of time-at [east, until the LT runs out. to make a DC 25 Perception check to notice the droid 's unusual attention.
Like other power droids, PLNK droids are encased in heavy shielding, wh ich To further improve the droid's Perc ept ion and detection abilities, consider
protects the highly flammable liqu id Tibanna . PLNK droids feature heightened insta llin g an improved se nsor package.
secu ri ty and safety protocols to further protect their cargo, but they are still
restricted by highly limi ted programming and artificial intelligence. And just MODIFICATION: SUPERCHAROER
as t he GNK s picked up the ni ckname "gonk droids," PLNKs are often ca lled Like a[[ power droids, PLNK units can be used to recharge nearly any power
"p[u nk droids" due t o thei r disti nctive vocalizations. system on board starships or vehicles, or even to recharge personal power
Plu nk droids can't be played as droid heroes. packs. The time requ ired ranges from only a few seconds to minutes or even
hours, depending on the device or system. The supercharger modification
MODIFICATION: all ows a plunk droid to recharge systems in half the time normally required.
OBSERVATION PLUNK Predictably, this use also consumes the droid's supply of liquid Tibanna at
Given the fact that power droid s are commonly ignored except when in use, twice the normal rate. Converting a plunk droid into a supercharger takes
it's natural that so me owners use the see mingly unintelligent droid as a spy or 2 days and require s a DC 25 Mechani cs check, a tool kit, and 5,000 credits'
sec urity se ntry. This modification can be carried out in several ways . Creating worth of parts.
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a basic mobile audio and v isual sensor platform requires the addition of an Some mercenary units and bounty hunters use superchargers to power I
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internal encrypted com[ in k (DC 15 Mechanics check) and routing software their repeating blasters, increasing t he weapons' damage by 1 die. How ever, 1)
(DC 15 Use Computer check) to broadcast the data back to the owner's using a supercharger as an ammo source is not w ithout risk. First , if the -i
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power cable length exceeds 6 squares, the weapon is too heavy to wield lJ
proper ly in combat unless mounted on a tripod. On the other hand, keeping
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the supe rcharger close places an explosive target uncomfortab ly close to
the weapon's wie lder. The PLNK droid's natural tendency for self-p rotection
must also be countermanded, or it will attempt to flee the battlefield. Addi -
t iona[[y, the increased power severely wears on the weapon itself. After 200
shots, the pattern lin ing the inter ior of the blaster barre l becomes comp letely
fused , rendering the weapon use less until it receives repairs (requiring a DC
20 Mechanics check and 2 hours of work ) and spare parts worth half t he
weapon's sta ndard cost.

WANDERI 0 ROID
Hey, friend, you want to make a few credits? [ need you to retrieve 1
one of my wayward power droids. You see, there were a couple
of rough customers around here yesterday and, well, you know, we had a
disagreement. Unfortunately, a[[ the excitement spooked one of my plunk
droids, and it ran off when its self-preservation programming kicked in.
These plunks, they're about as thick as their armor plating, and I don't
want the droid accidentally detonating if it gets run over by a speeder
or taken apart by a few foolish Jawas. Oh, the plunk might find its way
home eventually, but it just isn't worth the risk. Don't you worry-it's
perfectly safe around here. The little fella just gets easily confused when
it's out of its element. Credits? Sure, like I said, credits are no problem.
Now, last I saw, the droid went off in that direction ...

PL NK -SERIES POWER DROID


Instant Help (reaction, l/encounter)
RO-O-SERIES OROIO Once per encounter, as a reaction, an RO - D-Series droid can move up to
its speed and automatically aid another to help an ally with an attack
RO-D-Series Droid CL 3 roll or a ski ll check for a skill in which the RO-D droid is trained.
Medium droid (5th-degree) nonheroic l/scoundrel 3 Pin (2 swift actions, l/turn)
Force 3 If the RO-D-Series droid succeeds on a grappling attack and its opponent
Init +3; Senses low-light vision; Perception + 15 fails an opposed grapple check, the opponent is automatically pinned
Languages Basic, Binary, 1 unassigned until the start of the droid's next turn.
Defenses Ref 17 (flat-footed 15). Fort 15, Will 15 Quick Fix (1 swift action, l/encounter)
hp 13; Threshold 15 The RO-D -S eries droid uses the Ju ry- Rig application of the Mechanics
Immune droid traits ski ll (see page 70 of the Saga Edition core rulebook) more quickly than
Speed 6 squares (walking) normal.
Melee unarmed +4 (ld4+3) or Stun Baton (1 swift action, l/turn)
Melee club +4 (ld6+3) or The RO - D-Series droid makes a melee attack at +4. If successful, the
Melee stun baton +4 (ld6+3/2d6 stun) attack deals 1d6+3 points of damage or 2d6 points of stun damage.
Ranged by weapon +3 Skills Deception +7, Mechanics +8, Perception + 15, Stealth +8
Base Atk +2; Grp +4 Vital Systems 2 hand appendages, 1 tool appendage, internal com link,
n Special Actions Disruptive, Walk the Line internal storage (10 kg). vocabulator, amplified audio monitor,
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» Abilities Str 15, Dex 12, Con - , Int 12, Wis 13, Cha 11 programmable holographic light rack, club, concealed stun baton
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-I Special Qualities droid traits, instant help, quick fix
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1) Talents Disruptive, Walk the Line
< Feats Martial Arts I, Pin, Quick Draw, Skill Focus (Perception). Ski ll
Training (Deception). Skill Training (Mechanics). Weapon Proficiency
(simple weapons)
Skills Deception +7, Mechanics +8, Perception +15, Stealth +8
Systems walking locomotion, basic processor, 2 hand appendages, 1 tool
appendage, improved sensor package, internal com link, internal
storage (10 kg). vocabulator
Possessions amplified audio monitor, programmable holographic light
rack, club, concealed stun baton
Availability Licensed; Cost 14,800 credits
Instant Help-Once per encounter, as a reaction, an RO-D-Series droid
can move up to its speed and automatically aid another to help an ally
with an attack roll or a sk ill check for a skill in which the RO-D droid is
trained.
Quick Fix-Once per encounter, an RO-D-Series droid can use the Jury-
Rig application of the Mechanics skill as a standard action instead of a
full-round action.

RO-O-SERIES OROID
Medium droid (5th-degree)
hp 13
Threshold 15
Move (1 swift action, 2/turn)
The RO - D-Series droid moves 6 squares (walking).
RCl-O-SERIES DROID
PL.AVINO AN
RO-O-SERIES OROID squeeze into the space available. Once inside, the rider uses the droid's Reflex
Start by selecting the stock labor droid chassis (see page 11) and the and Forti tude Defen ses. An attack that exceeds both the droid's Fortitude
scoundrel class. Choose Mechanics, Perception, and Stealth as trained Defense and the passenger's Fortitude Defense affects the passenger. The
skills. Select the Disruptive talent, then later pick up Walk the Line, which ca psule features a small port, operab le only from the inside, through which the
you can use in conjunction with your built-in audio and visual equip- passenger can transfer sma ll objects or fire a weapon. Th e rider can also con-
ment to distract opponents. If you want to focus on being a bodyguard, trol the RO-D's locomotion system, essentially driving the droid where needed,
take levels in the soldier class and select the Draw Fire or Harm's Way although the droid retain s control of all other systems. To turn an RO-D into
talents (although, for the latter, you'll also need to be trained in the an escape caps ule, add sufficient compartment space per the regular droid
Initiative skill). modification rules. You must also add the interior control system, requiring
You also need to select the look and style of your droid. Units built a DC 15 M echan ics check and a DC 15 Use Computer check.
to support rowdier styles of music are typically more rugged and flashy,
and units that support more elegant tastes have a refined appearance. MODIFICATION:
Creating an RO-D that is a mismatch for its intended style can lead to ONE OROID BAND
conflicts but some amusing roleplaying. Keep this consideration in mind A few independently minded RO - D droid s have, as they say, taken their show
when selecting your systems and equipment. on the road. Not content with remaining in the bac kground , these droids have
turned themselves into performers in the ir own right. Few parts of the galaxy
regard them as particu larly talented, 50 the units typica lly work in cheap
Balmorran Arms developed the RO-D-Serie s droid as a combination sta ge
venues on backwater worl ds. Despite their poor reputation, these units are
production labor droid and personal security unit for popular musicians on
adep t at replicating and adapting so unds and voices . After hearing a sound
tour throughout the galaxy. As civil ized regions of the galaxy become more
or voice for 3 minutes, the droid can reproduce it almost perfectly. This
dangerous during the Clone Wars, larg e-sca le production hou ses look for
ability grants the droid a + 10 bonus to Deception checks when replicating a
subtle ways to increase security around their profitabl e performers. The
voice. The droid also might gain a circumstance bonus when attempting to
RO - D-S eries is part labor droid, part mechanic, and part bodyguard. Produc-
deceive others by yelling, faking sounds, or making other distracting noises.
tion companies love the cost efficiency of using the multifunctional unit.
To modify an RO-D in this manner, reprogram the droid 50 it is trained in the
Balmorran provides su bsta nti al customization opportunities, both stock
Persuasion sk ill and make a DC 30 Use Computer check. If the RO-D has levels
from the factory and in aftermarket kits. As such, the droid's appearance
in the independent droid prestige class (see page 46 of The Force Unleashed
is highly adaptable, although each uni t is built from t he sa me underlying
Campaign Guide). the DC of the Use Computer check is reduced to 20.
chassis and systems.
RO-D droids come in an array of colors and sty le s, each design ed to be
suitable for a specific mode of music or performance. This flexibility is critical,
since the droid s are usually on stage during a performance. If everything goes KIL.L.ER MUSIC
as planned, spectators might never realize that a droid is present and ready to RO-D droids are special. Balmorran says they're marketed for
spring into action . Typical units also function as audio amplifiers or li ghting labo.r and security, but I'm more than a little convinced that the
and holographic projector racks, and they can mimic most types of stage Melody Fello.wship corporation that originally ordered the droids was
equipment-even the occasional musical instrument. RO - D droid s contain really after rival productions that imitated their musical stars. Conspiracy
compartment space for tool s, props, spare parts, or ju st about anything else theories aside, I've seen a lot of lesser acts use RO-Ds for cheap stage
a performer might need on stage. setup and personal security during the show. With a rowdy crowd, the
If a piece of equ ipment fails during a performance, the RO-D can make droids are hardly inanimate props. It's pretty amusing to watch them keep
repairs on stage. If a crowd gets out of hand or a mu sicia n's life is in jeop- the crowd at bay with ultra bright spotlights and ear-splitting blasts of
ardy, the droid can provide crowd control or become a personal bodyguard, sound. Of course, if things get really rough, the RO-Ds are decent fighters,
escorting its charge safely from the stage. if a little odd looking.
RO-D droids can be played as droid heroes. Here's a suggestion for pulling in some credits. Get a couple of RO-Ds;
assemble some good holoprojectors, audio blasters, and sound boards; and
MODIFICATION: hire yourself and your ship out to a Bith musical troupe. They'll pay you for
ESCAPE CAPSUL.E transpo.rt and equipment rental. The RO-Ds can handle the stage produc-
This modification turns an RO-D droid into a personal escape vehicle for a band tion, although you might need to pitch in a little creativity. But watch out
member. Making this modification require s a droid with enough compartment for musicians or their managers who owe credits to. someone. They might
space for the passenger. The droid's size is typica lly such that the person must not pay you, either. Worse, they might bring yo.u a lot of trouble.
With a successful Pilot check, the R8-Series astromech droid can assist
RB-SERIES the vehicle's pilot, providing a +2 bonus to the character's Pilot check.
ASTRClMECH DRClID Issue Routine Command (1 swift action, 1/turn)
The R8-Series astromech droid can issue a routine command to a
R8-Series Astromech Droid CL 0 computer that has a friendly attitude toward it.
Small droid (2nd-degree) nonheroic 2 Navigation Charts (1 swift action, 1/turn)
Init +2; Senses Perception +8 Even if the R8-Series astromech droid does not have access to the
Languages Basic (understand only). Binary, 2 unassigned (understand HoloNet, it can calculate a course through hyperspace as if it had
only) access.
Defenses Ref 12 (flat- footed 11). Fort 9, Will 10 Recharge Shields (2 swift actions, 1/turn)
hp 5; Threshold 9 When operating a vehicle or device with a shield rating, the R8-Series
Immune droid traits astromech droid can make a Mechanics check to restore 5 points to
Speed 6 squares (wheeled), 4 squares (walking) the shield rating, up to the normal maximum.
Melee electroshock probe +0 (1d8-1 ion) Regulate Power (2 swift actions, 1/turn)
Ranged laser welder +2 (3d6) When acting as the eng in eer of a veh icle, the R8-Series astromech droid
Base Atk + 1; Grp -3 can make a Mechanics check to move the vehicle + 1 step on the
condition track.
Abilities Str 9, Dex 13, Con - , Int 14, Wi s 10, Cha 8
Special Qualities droid traits, navigation charts Skills Mechanics + 13, Perception +8, Pilot + 12, Stealth +6,
Use Computer + 13
Feats Skill Focus (Mechanics, Pilot, Use Computer). Skill Training (Pilot)
Vital Systems 1 claw appendage, 4 tool appendages, internal comlink,
Skills Mechanics + 13, Perception +8, Pilot + 12, Stealth +6,
magnetic feet, astrogation buffer (storage device, 6 memory units).
Use Computer +13
circular saw, electroshock probe, fire extinguisher, holoprojector,
Systems heuristic processor, wheeled locomotion, walking locomotion
holorecorder, laser welder
(exclusive). 1 claw appendage, 4 tool appendages, diagnostics package,
improved sensor package, internal comlink, scomp link, sensor booster,
sensor pack, magnetic feet The period after the defeat of Grand Admiral Thrawn and his Imperial fleet
Possessions astrogation buffer (storage device, 6 memory units). circular at the Battle of Bilbringi all owed many of the New Republic's organizations
saw, electroshock probe, fire extinguisher, holoprojector, holorecorder, to breathe more easily. During that time, Industrial Automaton further
laser welder advanced its famous line of astromech droids and developed the R8-Series.
Availability Licensed; Cost 7,990 credits
Navigation Charts-Stored in the memory banks of the R8-Series PL.AYING AN RS-SERIES
astromech droid is a database of star charts that cover most of the ASTROMECH DROIO
known galaxy. Coordinating this information with its cutting-edge Players who want to build an R8-Series astromech droid with heroic
navicomputer, the droid can calculate a course through hyperspace as if levels should choose the stock astromech droid chassis (see page 11). The
it had access to the HoloNet, and does not take a -5 penalty to its Use best starting class to select is the scoundrel, using the Point Blank Shot
Computer check. In addition, when time is of the essence, the droid can starting feat to represent the droid's swift reaction to enemies within
calculate a course as a standard action instead of a full-round action. point-blank range. Instead of starting with darkvision, 2 kilograms of
internal storage, and six tool appendages, the R8 character starts with
RS-SERIES ASTROMECH DROID four tool appendages and gains the navigation charts special quality, as
Small droid (2nd-degree) described in the droid's statistics block. Select Mechanics, Perception,
hp 5 and Use Computer as three of the droid's starting skills. For additional
Threshold 9 tra ined skills, consider selecting Knowledge (galactic lore) to represent
Move (1 swift action, 2/turn) the droid's knowledge of various areas of the galaxy through the study of
star charts, Pilot to represent the droid's ability to handle a starship, and
The R8-Series astromech droid moves 6 squares (wheeled) or 4 squares
(walking). Stealth to represent the droid's talent for moving among people without
Copilot (1 swift action, 1/turn) being easily noticed . Be sure to purchase a sensor booster and a sensor
pack as a part of the droid's starting equipment.
MODIFICATION:
THE WANDERER
SMUOOLER'S ASSISTANT
The R8-Series, eh? That's a worthy successor to the R2-Series. ~
The widely known story of how R2-D2 secret ly transported the sto len plans
No doubt about that! I've made quite a few credits from selling
of the Death Star is only one examp le of how astromech droid s can be used
those droids, and no complaints from my customers, either. I even have
to smugg le items. Thi s modification is inspired by the legacy created by the
one working in the back of my shop, helping me maintain some of my
RB' s predecessor. Begin by adding up to 5 ki lograms of internal storage,
older models. Did you notice that little receiver dish on its dome? Pretty
spread throughout t he droid's chassis as sma ller com partmen ts, each of which
cute, eh? I should point out that there is one little thing about R8s that
requ ires a DC 30 Perceptio n check to discover. Next, in st all a spring-loaded
makes them, shall we say, less than perfect. Now, don't get me wrong,
mechanism to all ow it s maste r to store a spare blaste r inside the droid in
friend-these droids are great! But I found that they tend to pick up a
case of enta nglements with the authorities. Erase the dro id's Perception sk ill,
quirk or two a little easier than some other droids. This one R8 I had a
and replace it with Deception to he lp fool custo ms age nts and ot her snoop s
few weeks ago developed a sense of wanderlust and rolled right out of
into thinking that the RB is merely a standard astromech. Setting up locked
my shop one night! Lucky for the droid, I was sleeping at the time. The
access to keep the droid run ning is a popular opt ion . Many smugglers also
thing that really bugs me is it took one of my data pads-the one with
consider in st all ing an electric defen se grid in case somebody manages to
all the records of my recent sales. If you could find the R8 and that
get into one of the droid's secret compartments.
datapad for me, I'd be very grateful. I might even give you a droid . .. at
a discount, of course.
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After creating a hig hl y effective but limited-use R7 astromech, IA sought to 'II
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crea te another droid that would be as notable as the lucrative R2 -Series but ]I
w ith updated tech nological syste ms and capabilitie s. In fact, the R8-Serie s
ha s most of t he ab ilities of its R2 cous in, but goe s above and beyond what <
the R2 can do. In add ition to it s array of tools, the RB also hosts a full-
fr equency com link system as a st andard accessory. Scouts, lone starfighter
pilots, and others in need of a long-range communications interface find this
particular feature of the droid highly valua ble, and IA sales representatives
make it a se llin g point.
R8-Seri es astro mech droid s can be played as droid heroes.

MODIFICATION: SIONAL HUB


Although it seems that the R8-Serie s astromec h droid is already equipped
to se rve as an excellent signal hub, a few changes all ow it to function even
better in that capacity. Most of the eq uipment nece ssa ry for this mod ificat ion
is already in sta lled on the droid: a sensor pack, a senso r booster, and the Use
Computer sk ill . To finalize the upgrade, simply install a senso r countermeasure
package to mask the droid's signals and kee p it from being detected by hostil e
fo rces. Some owners choose to make additional changes that further enhance
the droid 's ab ility to direct signals . For exa mpl e, instal ling a communications
co unterme as ure syste m will boo st the R8's signal strength and help prevent
its communications from being jammed. Ju st as the se nsor booster extends
the range of se nso rs, a simp le modification to the communications counter-
measure syst em (requiring a DC 25 Mechan ics check an d 2 hours of work )
ca n provide a t empo rary boost of a comlink's signal streng th and double its
range fo r 5 minutes once per day. As another opt ional upgrade, reprogram
the Skill Fo cus (M echa nic s) feat to Sk ill Fo cus (Perception) to improve the
RS-SERIES ASTRDMECH DROID
droid's potenti al to act as a signal hub.
Availability Licensed; Cost 5,505 credits
RWW-SERIES Mimic-As a sw ift act ion , the RWW-Serie s protocol droid can reroll a
PROTOCOL.. OROID Dece ption check when attempting to imitate the speech patterns and
gestures of a selected character but must take the re sult of the second
RWW-Series Protocol Droid CL 0 roll, even if it is worse.
Medium droid (3rd-degree) non heroic 1
Init -1 ; Senses Perception +0 RWW-SERIES PROTOCOL OROID
Languages Basic, Binary, 1 unass igned Medium droid (3rd-degree)
Defenses Ref 9 (flat-footed 9). Fort 8, Will 10 hp 3
Threshold 8
hp 3; Threshold 8
Immune droid traits Move (1 swift action, 2/turn)
The RWW-Series protocol droid move s 6 squares (walking).
Speed 6 squares (walking)
Databank (1 swift action)
Melee un armed -2 (ld3-2)
Th e RWW-Series protocol droid can attempt a Knowledge check involving
Ranged by weapon -1
bu reaucracy, galactic lore, or social sc ience s. If the check is successful,
Base Atk +0; Grp -1
the droid comm unicates the inform ation to its ma ste r.
Abilities Str 7, Dex 8, Con -, Int 12, Wis 10, Cha 14
Mimic (1 sw ift act ion)
Special Qualities droid traits, mimic
The RWW-Series protocol droid can imitate an individual of its master's
Feats Skill Focus (Knowledg e [g alactic lore]. Persuasion)' Skill Training
choosi ng, gaining a +2 bonus to a Dece ption check mad e to produce a
(Deception, Knowledge [bureaucracy])
deceptive appearance.
Skills Deception +7, Knowledge (bureaucracy) +6, Knowledge (gal actic
Translator (1 free action)
lore) + 11, Perception +0, Persuasion + 12
With a DC 10 translator check, the RWW-Series protocol droid translates
Systems basic processor, walking locomotion, 2 hand appendages,
to or from any langu age it knows.
tran slator unit (DC 10). vocabulator
Skills Deception +7, Knowledge (bureaucracy) +6, Knowledge (galactic
lore) + 11, Perception +0, Persuasion + 12
Vital Systems 2 hand appendages, tran slator unit (DC 10). vocabulato r

Conceived by the Devon, nat ives of the world of Teagan near the Corporate
Sector, the RWW-Serie s protocol droid was inspired by the protocol droid s
used by the Trade Federation, wh ich dominated the planet for almost two
centuries until the end of the Clone Wars. When the Trade Federation was
incorporated into t he Empire, the Devon were left to their own devices,
and they needed protocol droids to help them interact with visitors to the ir
world. The re sult was the humanoid RWW-Se ries, created by the Teagan
Tech Co nsorti um. Th e Devon took extra care to make the RWW-Series look
as close to organic as poss ible without becoming replica droid s, complete
w ith vi rtually seamless, soft outer she lls. Programmed with the languages
and customs of mo st of the galaxy's races, the droids work in the planet's
sta rports as guides to Teagan and as liai so ns with its native s. The droid s
pick up phrases and gestures that they see and incorporate these behavioral
detail s into their personality matrices. Vi sitors to Teagan somet imes see an
RWW-Series droid in acti on and negotiate to purchase their own, so the
droid s have begun to appea r more freq uently around the galaxy, usua ll y as
servants and personal assistants for those in high society.
RWW -S eries protocol droids can be pl aye d as droid hero es.

RWW-SERIES PROTOCOL. ORClID


PL.AVING AN RWW-SERIES recorder integrated with its aud io receptors and photoreceptors. Also, it's
PROTOCOL. OROIO po ss ible that the group being spied on wi ll attach a re straining bolt to the
Players who want to create an RWW-Series protocol droid with heroic droid. To protect against that, install a reverse-polarity bolt on the inside
levels shoul d start by se lecting the stock protocol droid chassis (see page of the droid's body, which can short out the unwanted hardware. However,
13). Th e best starting class to choose for the droid is the noble, using the it works only once. Reversing the pola rity of a re stra ining bolt requires 10
Lingu ist feat to rep resent t he additional languages the droid can speak minutes of wo rk and a DC 15 Mechanics check. Once attached in side the
and underst and . Instead of the hardwired design special quality, the droid's body, the reversed bolt is visible only if the droid's chassis is opened,
cha rac t er receives t he mimic specia l quality, as described in the droid's although it can be found by sensors with a DC 30 Perception check. In addi-
statistics block. Select Knowledge (bureaucracy). Knowledge (galactic tion to these hardware changes, reprogram the droid's Knowledge (ga lactic
lore)' and Pe rsuasion as three of the droid's starting skills. For additional lore) skill to Perception and cha nge t he Skill Focus (Know ledge [galactic
starting ski ll s, consi der Deception to represent the droid's knack for lore]) feat to Skill Focus (Perception) to improve the droid's odds of success.
imitating organic beings, Gather Information to represent the droid's
inq uisitive nature when dealing with organ ics, Perception to represent MOOIFICATION:
the droid's abi lity to notice t he intricate speech patterns and gestures MEOICAL. ASSISTANT OROIO
of organ ic beings, and Use Computer to represent the droid's talent for Many medical droids ex ist on the open market, and a good number of
accessing computer networks w herever it goes. Optionally, the RWW- them specialize in a particul ar area of expertise. As unlikely as it seems,
Series protocol droid cou ld have a data pad, datacards, or a code cylinder an RWW-Series protocol droid can be modified to work as a medical droid.
as part of its starting equipment. In fact. the RWW-Series model excels at keeping the spiri ts of its patients
high whi le they recover from surgery. For the most part, this modification
involves tweaking the droid' s software to allow it to assist official medical
MOOIFICATION: COMBAT droids in their procedures and not be a danger to patients. Reprogram the
TRAINING OPPONENT Knowledge (bureaucracy) and Knowledg e (gal actic lore) sk il ls to Knowledg e
Warriors of all kinds that have tested their combat ski lls against droids often (life sc iences) and Treat Injury. Adju st the Skill Focus (Knowledge [galacti c
comp lain t hat t he artificial be in gs never seem to be as aesthetically authentic lore]) feat to Skill Focu s (Treat Injury). and change the Skill Focu s (Persua-
as organ ic opponents, despite their lifelike reflexes and actions. Since replica sion) feat to Surgica l Experti se. The only hardware adju stme nt required by
dro ids are considered extremely expensive to use as combat trainers, some th is modification is insta lling an improved sensor package to increase the
organizat ions have resorted to using mod ified RWW-Series protocol droids droid's awareness while it is providing medica l assistance.
instead. To make this mod ification, start by insta lli ng a set of jump se rvos into
the droid' s arms, granting the unit a +4 bonus to Strength for the purposes
TAKE THE ACT
of melee com bat. The installation requ ires a DC 20 Mechanics check and 2
ON THE ROAO
hours of work. Next, reprogram the droid's Skil l Focus feats into Weapon
A protocol droid that looks like an organic, and it's not a replica
Proficiency feats , prefe rably pisto ls, rifles, or simple weapons . Alternatively,
droid? You're funny, friend-you should do comedy in the Core Worlds
you cou ld se lect the advanced melee weapons or lightsabe r proficiencies,
circuit. Eh? You're serious? An RWW-Series? I don't-oh, wait a second.
depe nd ing on what kind of train ing the droid wi ll be expected to provide.
Yeah , I have heard of that. Soft fake skin, likes to copy other people.
Equ ip the RWW-Series droid with some form of light armor, at least, and an
Okay, I know what you're talking about. Now that you mention it, I did
appropriate weapon . Be sure to include the helmet package with the droid's
hear about this Falleen that owns a traveling group of performers. He
armor, .and , if using a ranged weapon, add a standard targeting sc ope.
has all kinds of shows that he brings to the planets he visits in the Core.
I heard he was most recently on Nubia. Anyway, this Falleen picked up
MOOIFICATION:
an RWW droid, liked its mimicry, and tried to get it to do impressions
ESPIONAGE OROIO
of high-profile personalities from around the galaxy. Rumor has it,
Very few people would suspect a simple protocol droid, especially one that
though, that the droid used to belong to this rich politic ian living on
mimics organic creatures, of gathering intelligence for an opposing faction. As
Coruscant. He supposedly reported losing his RWW a couple of weeks
a result , organizations that have modified RWW-Serie s droids for espionage
ago and wants it back. I don't know if he's going to get it, though, since
work take pride in their high success rates. To make this modification, start by
this traveling sideshow is reported to be sponsored by a Hutt gangster
add ing an internal comlink coupled with a communications countermeasure
and ... Come to think of it, I've never heard of this droid you're talking
system . Adding an improved sensor package helps the droid f ind desired
about. Nope, not at all.
information; to let the droid record that data, give it an audio and video
RX-SSRIE9 PILOT DROID

RX-SERIES
PILOT OROID
RX-Series Pilot Droid CL 1
Medium droid (2n d-degree) non heroic 4
Init + 4; Senses Perception + 1
Languages Ba sic, Bin ary, 1 unassigned
Defenses Ref 12 (flat-footed 10). Fort 10, Will 9
hp 10; Threshold 10
Immune droid traits
Speed 6 squares (hovering)
Melee claw +3 (1d4)
Ranged by weapon +5
Base Atk +3; Grp +5
Abilities Str 10, Dex 15, Con -, In t 13, Wis 8, Cha 12
n Special Qualities droid traits, hot-shot pi lot
I Feats Skil l Focus (Pilot). Skill Training (Knowledge [ga lactic lore]'
)
11 Mechanics). Vehicu lar Combat, Weapon Proficiency (heavy weapons )
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1'1 Skills Knowledg e (g alactic lore) +8, Mechanics +8, Perception + 1, Pilot
D
+ 14, Use Computer +8
< Systems heuri st ic processor, hovering locomotion, 3 claw appendag es, Increase Vehicle Speed (1 sw ift action, 1/turn)
vocabul ato r Th e RX- Series pi lot droid make s a DC 20 Pilot check. If th e check is
Availability Licensed; Cost 9,855 credits successful, the vehicle increases its speed by 1 square plu s 1 square
Hot-Shot Pilot-The RX-Seri es pilot droid can reroll its Pilot check to